If you feel an unusual amount of stress in a given moment, you may respond by clenching your jaw, and grind your teeth. You may not think much of that action while it happens, but you should know that a habit of teeth grinding can lead to real oral health troubles. Patients who experience bruxism can… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Bruxism
When you grind your teeth at night while you sleep, you can wake up to pain in your teeth, jaws, and face. Unfortunately, the problems caused by habitual teeth grinding (also known as bruxism) can be more than just short-term discomforts. As time passes, your tendency to clench your jaw can lead to damages that… Read more »
There are many sleep disorders, but some of the most common – sleep apnea and sleep bruxism (grinding or clenching your teeth) – go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. Unfortunately, if left untreated, sleep apnea can cause further health complications and sleep bruxism can greatly endanger your oral health. But, both of these disorders present with their… Read more »
When teeth grinding or clenching has become a chronic problem, it’s known as bruxism. Some may be aware that they’re grinding their teeth already – however, in most cases, the condition occurs throughout the sleep cycle (known as sleep bruxism). While there isn’t one specific cause for teeth grinding, there are several lifestyle factors that… Read more »
Teeth are meant to last a lifetime so you might think there is no way to destroy them. They can be knocked out by while playing sports or due to an accident. They can decay. But destroy? Isn’t that awfully dramatic you may wonder? There are ways to destroy your teeth. Methamphetamine use destroys teeth…. Read more »
Has your sleep partner ever woken you up to say that you were grinding your teeth? This is how many people find out about their destructive habit, and it often goes undiagnosed for some time. Although many people believe that grinding your teeth is nothing to worry about, bruxism can actually be a serious oral… Read more »
Many people subconsciously grind or clench their teeth from time to time. However, when it becomes intensive enough to cause tooth damage or health problems, it is time to see your Lafayette, LA dentist, Dr. Young.