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West County Dental Can Alleviate Teeth Grinding

If you wake up in the morning with a sore jaw, you may want to consider speaking with the dental experts at West County Dental in St. Louis, MO. A sore jaw is one of the most common symptoms of teeth grinding and may require treatment. At West County Dental, our team of dental professionals has the knowledge and experience to provide comprehensive treatment for those that suffer from the effects of teeth grinding. We are happy to provide services for adults and children in our relaxing office. We are committed to providing you with the best dental treatments in the West County area. Contact us today to reserve a visit.

What Causes Me to Grind My Teeth?

Chronic teeth grinding or bruxism is a symptom that is associated with anxiety and stress. Nearly a third of all adults suffer from bruxism, which is defined as grinding, clenching, or gnashing of the teeth. An additional one out of every ten adults also grinds their teeth while they sleep. Tobacco use, caffeine, alcohol, and illegal drugs can make these symptoms worse.

What Complications Arise From Bruxism?

No two patients have the same symptoms. Often you may have sleep bruxism and be unaware of it until complications develop. It’s important to know the signs and symptoms of bruxism and to seek regular dental care. In some people, bruxism is frequent and severe enough to lead to health complications. Understanding and becoming aware of these complications can help you seek treatment before they further damage your teeth. Many of the common symptoms of bruxism include:

  • Chronic Headaches
  • Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD)
  • Chipped, Cracked, or Broken Teeth
  • Lockjaw
  • Sore Jaw
  • Pain While Eating

How Can I Protect My Teeth for Bruxism?

At West County Dental, we can help you protect your teeth from damage due to bruxism with a custom fit night guard. Dr. Spalitto will mold your night guard to provide a comfortable fit. They are worn at night to help those who suffer from night bruxism but can also be worn during the day as well. Custom fit night guards are specifically designed to alleviate stress on your jaw muscles and teeth to help protect them when you find yourself inadvertently grinding, clenching, or gnashing your teeth. We utilize the latest technology and high-quality materials to provide you with a comfortable and long-lasting night guard. If you think a night guard is right for you, contact our office today to reserve your consultation. Our friendly and compassionate dental professionals will be happy to speak with you about your concerns.

Complete Care for Your Teeth Grinding

For over a decade, the experts at West County Dental have been providing patients with bruxism treatment. Our custom fit night guards are specifically designed to protect your teeth from clenching, grinding, and gnashing. Without the proper treatment, your bruxism can have an adverse effect on your oral and total body health and lead to more costly dental treatments, including dentures. If you suffer from any of the symptoms of bruxism, including jaw soreness or cracked teeth, then contact West County Dental today to reserve your visit.

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