Teeth grinding or clenching, also knows as bruxism, can cause pre-mature wear and breakage of teeth, but can also lead to damage of the muscles and joint of the jaw. This has been known to produce a wide range of symptoms from headaches and ear aches, to sinus pain and even tinnitus and is sometimes call temporo-mandibular joint dysfunction or TMD.
Treatments for this range from custom designed splints made to protect the teeth and relax the muscles, through to jaw exercises and even Botox injections.
Prevention Is Best
Even with excellent home oral hygiene, you can’t clean your teeth as well as a professional hygienist. By seeing a hygienist regularly, you’ll keep your teeth and gums healthy and help prevent tooth decay.
Love Your Smile
If your teeth are a little worse for wear – broken or weak from acid, too many fillings, or from grinding – it can impact your smile, the way you talk or eat and certainly your confidence.
You only have one set of teeth – keeping them working well and looking good takes careful, ongoing work. Of course, the best cure is prevention.