Bruxism is a common problem seen in general dentistry and is often associated
with tooth clenching and grinding. When you visit your dentist for a check-up,
she will examine your teeth for wear and may ask you if you know if you
clench or grind your teeth at night. In addition to grinding and clenching
your teeth, some of the symptoms of bruxism include jaw or facial pain,
tight or tired jaw muscles, flattened or chipped teeth, and worn down
If you are diagnosed with bruxism, then your dentist will probably recommend
a device called a night guard. These oral appliances can be specifically
designed to fit your teeth and, when worn overnight, may prevent you from
biting down too hard and will stop your teeth from grinding together.
If you think that you could benefit from wearing a night guard, then the
My Dentist general dentistry offices of
Eagle Falls Dentistry on Stratford Drive and Associated Dental Care on Bloomington Road can
help. To schedule a visit with an Eagle Falls Dentistry dentist near Bloomingdale,
IL, call us today at (630) 894-5992.