Category: TMJ/Bruxism

Quiz: How Bruxism Can Affect Your Smile, And Your Well-Being

It can be hard enough to drag ourselves out of bed in the morning – after all, who wouldn’t like a few extra minutes of sleep before starting their day? If you are dealing with the effects of bruxism, you can find yourself waking up to jaw pain, sensitive teeth, and discomfort in your neck… Read more »

Is Grinding My Teeth That Big Of A Deal?

The habitual grinding of teeth is known as bruxism. It typically happens involuntarily during the sleep. Signs that you may be grinding your teeth are waking up with headaches or soreness in the jaw and teeth, clenching your jaw throughout the day, or an increased sensitivity to hot, cold, or sweet foods. Bruxism can be… Read more »

Problems Caused By Teeth Grinding

Grinding your teeth, also known as bruxism, is a common chronic condition. It is often done sub-consciously and usually done while you are sleeping. You may notice yourself waking up in the morning with sore teeth or a sore jaw or maybe you notice yourself clenching your jaw during the day. These are some signs… Read more »

Turning To Your Dentist For Help With Bruxism

Grinding your teeth while you sleep can lead to some unpleasant mornings. After all, a daily sensation of discomfort in your teeth and jaw make it hard to start your day on the right foot. The short-term issues created by bruxism can be unpleasant, but they should not make you lose sight of the longer… Read more »

Delaying Bruxism Treatment Can Be Consequential

Sure, it can be frustrating to wake up with sore teeth, or with pain in your face and jaw, but is it really such a big problem? Bruxism, the term used to describe a habit of clenching your teeth, is certainly more than just a nuisance. Think about how much force your jaw can produce… Read more »

3 Things Bruxism Affects (Besides Your Teeth)

Bruxism is a word dental professionals use to describe teeth grinding. While daytime grinding does occur,  brusixm also refers to nighttime tooth grinding. You may not be specifically aware when bruxism occurs if you are asleep. However, your dentist may notice the wear patterns on teeth.  You may suffer the dental consequences of cracks in the tooth… Read more »

Stop Bruxism Before You Suffer Serious Dental Harm

You may think of a clenched jaw as a reaction to a moment of stress or anxiety, but people with bruxism will consistently do this unconsciously, often while they sleep. If you find yourself awakening to sensitive teeth, or pain in your face or jaw, this could be why. If you think you are dealing… Read more »

How to Put a Stop to Bruxism

Why should you worry about bruxism? The friction created by rubbing your teeth together can strip them of their protective enamel, which cannot rebuild itself like other tissues in your body can. Enamel-less teeth are highly vulnerable to damage and decay, and if left untreated, bruxism can lead to cracked/fractured teeth. The excessive pressure can… Read more »

Interesting Facts About TMJ Disorder

Have you ever woken up with a headache or complained that your jaw hurts throughout the day? Or maybe you have noticed chronic tension in your neck and shoulders, and cannot seem to find relief. These symptoms can often be manifestations of a TMJ disorder, or a dysfunction of your temporomandibular joints. Without treatment, these… Read more »