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What can you do to help me stop grinding my teeth?

If you wake up with head, neck, jaw, and shoulder pain there’s a good chance that you are grinding your teeth during the night. Teeth grinding is also known as bruxism, and it affects millions of people.

The simplest and most common solution to stop you from grinding your teeth is a night guard custom-made at our Winter Park dental office. A night guard is similar to a mouth guard, but it is created to prevent your teeth from coming into contact with each other, eliminating the ability to grind your teeth.

There are a number of factors that can cause you to grind your teeth. In some cases it may be as simple as a reaction to a stressful situation. It may also be the result of an imbalanced dental bite, which causes you to grind your teeth or bite down harder on one site of your mouth than the other. Other possible reasons for teeth grinding and clenching are TMJ and sleep disorders.

The reasons for teeth grinding are so wide and varied that a thorough evaluation by a qualified dentist is really the only way to identify the problem and find the proper solution.

If your quality of life is being affected because of teeth grinding, please contact our Winter Park dental office. We will be happy to make an appointment so we can discuss options available to provide relief from the symptoms of teeth grinding.

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