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Do You Grind Your Teeth While You Sleep?

By February 10, 2022May 19th, 2022No Comments

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Here is the Cary Family Dental guide to treating teeth grinding.

Understand
Most teeth grinding will occur while sleeping. Consistent teeth grinding might be suspected with a sore jaw and dull headache in the mornings. Anxiety or stress are not the only reasons grinding may appear. It can also be related to an abnormal bite or missing or crooked teeth.

Visit Dentist
Bruxism is a medical term used for grinding teeth. Bruxism can be identified by Dr. Allan Acton through an oral examination of jaw tenderness and abnormalities in the teeth. Discuss a possible nightguard for teeth grinding.

Get Control
When tooth grinding occurs, the fear is resulting oral damage and pain. Here at Cary Family Dental we support oral health in many ways. Here are three things that may help:

  1. Control caffeine or alcohol intake as these may increase tooth grinding. 
  2. Avoid gum and prohibit pen or pencil chewing. This benefits the jaw as it keeps the jaw from clenching repeatedly. 
  3. Allow the jaw to relax; sometimes just setting your tongue between your teeth will help your jaw relax.

Every individual in our community from Raleigh to Cary deserves a good night’s sleep as well as a pain-free, headache-free morning.

It’s no problem to come down to our office at 915 Kildaire Farm Rd, Cary, North Carolina 27511 and consult with Dr. Acton about this or any other dental concern. Call 919-371-4428 today to schedule an appointment.

We are committed to healthy, happy patients. A beautiful, confident smile allows full, honest interaction with others. Don’t live with pain. Consider the benefits of cosmetic dentistry, family dentistry, or dental implants. Ask about dentures, emergency dental care, KoR whitening, dental crowns, or sedation dentistry. Your needs are vital to us.

Contact our welcoming staff at 919-371-4428 and discover a trustworthy practice that offers important knowledge and the highest quality of care.

Contact Cary Family Dental:

919-371-4428

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

915 Kildaire Farm Rd
Cary, North Carolina
27511

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