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Teeth Grinding

Posted on 9/19/2022 by Dick Hikade, DDS
Teeth GrindingWhen you are asleep, you may have bruxism, or teeth grinding. There are steps you may take to stop teeth grinding when it occurs. Our dental staff will advise you on how to guarantee that you have a restful night's sleep without endangering your teeth.

Use of Mouth guards and Splints

Mouth guards cushion the teeth and prevent them from grinding when you sleep, which aids in the prevention of bruxism. The dental staff can create mouthguards for those who clench and grind their teeth on a regular basis. There are also more kinds of mouth guards, including plastic OTC mouth guards.

Stress Reduction Method

You might grind your teeth at night if you're stressed, depressed, or anxious. You'll be less likely to grind your teeth at night if you take steps to reduce your stress. Avoid grinding your teeth to maintain their health. Additionally, you can practice yoga or other activities that aid in managing stress and sadness; as a result, you'll probably enjoy a restful night's sleep.

Exercises for the Jaw and Tongue

For the jaw to be properly aligned, the muscles of the tongue and mouth must be relaxed. Jaw relaxation can be achieved by expanding the mouth wide and contacting the tongue with the front teeth. You can also openly pronounce the letter N to loosen up your jaw and prevent clenching. You can stop grinding your teeth with the assistance of our dental professionals. Contact us today to talk to one of our doctor and learn more on exercises for your jaw.

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