THE DANGERS OF BRUXISM
HOW IT CAN BE TREATED
There are many issues we have to face when it comes to taking care of our teeth. From cavities to missing teeth to periodontal disease, our teeth take a lot of abuse over the years. One issue that affects many people is a condition known as Bruxism, also called teeth grinding. It is important to know why teeth grinding is harmful and what can be done to combat it. Bruxism is the technical name for teeth grinding or clenching the jaw. It can happen while sleeping or while awake; consciously or without knowing it; to adults as well as to children. It is more common than many imagine and, thankfully, it is also easy to treat. The primary causes of bruxism are stress and anxiety. At first, a person may be conscious of doing it (if they’re awake), but over time, the physical activity itself becomes a habit. Once the clenching and grinding are automatic, they are hard to stop.
At Loop Perio, we have helped many of our patients discover the best ways to deal with bruxism in their lives. We can do the same for you, and all it takes is one phone call and one appointment to get started.