If Bruxism Is Destroying Your Smile
Bruxism is the formal name for unconscious teeth-grinding and clenching. For many patients, it happens most often at night, making it one of the more difficult conditions to self-diagnose. Fortunately, Dr. Newton can spot signs of bruxism, such as excessive wear or damage to one or more teeth, during your routine dental exam.
Since bruxism can be caused any number of factors, the first step to treating it is a thorough examination to find out what may be contributing to it. Dr. Newton will work closely with you to determine an appropriate treatment plan to restore your bite’s function and your smile’s health and integrity.
Customized Bruxism Appliances and Treatment
For many mild to moderate cases of bruxism, treatment can be as simple as wearing a customized oral appliance while you sleep. The appliance protects your teeth from the pressure and friction that can wear them down, crack them, or break them. However, if your teeth have already been damaged, then your treatment may also include a durable, lifelike restoration to repair them.
Stop Bruxism with Help from Your Dentist
If you suffer from bruxism, then a custom appliance can help you stop your teeth from destroying each other while you sleep. To find out if your dentist can help you stop grinding your teeth, schedule an appointment by calling Celina Family Dentistry at (214) 851-0130. Located in Celina, TX, we also serve patients of all ages from Prosper, McKinney, Frisco, Anna, Pilot Point, and the surrounding communities.