Escape the Daily Grind, Protect Your Smile
Bruxism is defined as excessive teeth grinding and jaw clenching. For many, this condition goes unnoticed until symptoms begin to surface.
Symptoms may include:
Good treatment options available:
Custom Therapeutic Night Guards -Look for a dentist who has special training to fabricate a custom therapeutic night guard that can help prevent further damage to your teeth while also inhibiting your subconscious desire to engage in bruxism while sleeping. "Facebow" and "Centric Relation" are terms you should listen for when your dentist explains how s/he fabricates custom therapeutic night guards. A custom therapeutic night guard requires more than a simple impression of your upper and lower teeth and is substantially more effective than anything that can be purchased over the counter or via the internet.
Mental Health Checkup-psychological causes for bruxism may be alleviated with mental health professional counseling.
By better understanding the symptoms, causes, and treatments of bruxism, you can find the relief you need and protect your smile from further damage.
We can help. Call for an appointment today!
Gifford Family Dentistry
1616 SW Sunset Blvd., Suite E
Portland, OR 97239