Category: Bruxism

What Happens When You Don’t Check Your Teeth-Grinding?

Unless your teeth are already sensitive, worn down, and/or damaged, you might not consider grinding your teeth a significant concern. However, when left unchecked, chronic teeth-grinding (also known as bruxism) can become one of the biggest risks to your long-term oral health. At our Lafayette, LA, dental office, we can diagnose your bruxism and the… Read more »

Is There a Treatment for Teeth-Grinding?

These days, you have a treatment option for any condition that could affect your oral health. The thing about excessive teeth-grinding, though, is that not everyone who experiences it realizes that it’s a problem. Bruxism, the clinical name for chronic teeth-grinding, isn’t always obvious. While you may catch yourself grinding your teeth throughout the day… Read more »

Why Do I Need To Stop Grinding My Teeth?

You may have been told by your dentist at some point that it looks like you have been grinding your teeth. Your dentist may have even recommended that you stop grinding your teeth. Likely they helped pinpoint a cause for the habitual grinding of your teeth (also known as bruxism) in an effort to help… Read more »

Quiz: How TMJ Problems Can Intrude On Your Life

Aches and pains can intrude on quiet moments, and make stressful situations even more difficult to manage. If you struggle with TMJ dysfunction, the problems you experience can seriously hurt the quality of your life. There is no single cause for TMJ dysfunction, but the issue is rooted in troubles with your jaw joints, and/or… Read more »

Reasons To Stop Grinding Your Teeth

Did you know that the technical term for the habitual grinding of teeth is bruxism? Bruxism is a condition in which you subconsciously clench your teeth and grind your teeth together. If it happens while you are sleeping, it may not seem like that big of a deal to you. However, it is important to… Read more »

Addressing Damage Caused By Bruxism

Bruxism is the habitual grinding of your teeth against each other. It can be caused by a misalignment of your smile or stress; it usually occurs unconsciously while you are sleeping. It may seem like an innocuous problem, but it can actually cause quite a bit of damage to your smile. Over time, the friction… Read more »

Are You Grinding Your Teeth While You Sleep?

Uncontrollably grinding your teeth (known as bruxism) often occurs while you are sleeping. So, if you are asleep when it happens, how do you know if you are grinding your teeth? There are some signs that may indicate that you are grinding your teeth at night. Do you wake up with a sore jaw or… Read more »

Putting A Stop To Problems Created By TMJ Dysfunction

If you develop an issue with your jaw joints, or with the muscles that operate your jaw, you can find yourself dealing with a number of worrying symptoms. Patients with TMJ troubles may experience regular headaches, or pains in their face and neck. Routine dental functions can become compromised, and you can struggle with routine… Read more »

Addressing The Harmful Effects Of A Teeth Grinding Habit

Grinding your teeth while you sleep can set you up for a not so nice morning, as you can awaken to pain and sensitivity. Patients who are dealing with bruxism can frequently and unconsciously clench their jaw during the night, leading to problems in the short term, and potentially the long term. In addition to… Read more »

Grinding Your Teeth Hurts Your Smile, And Your Oral Health

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 »