Are you aware of bruxism? In order to keep your smile safe, it is important to determine if any symptoms of bruxism are occurring. Bruxism refers to teeth grinding or clenching that occurs while you are sleep. It can also occur when you are awake unconsciously, so it is important to always look for indications of its presence. Numerous symptoms and physical ailments are often present if bruxism is damaging your smile.
There are numerous indications on your teeth and gums to let you know if bruxism is occurring. If your teeth are worn or flat, or heavily used and there is damage including chips and cracks that you are not aware of, it may be as a result of bruxism. Other common symptoms of bruxism include jaw muscles that are tired and tight, pain on your face and jaw, earaches that do not originate in your ear, damage to the inner lines of your cheek tissue, and indentations on your tongue. Furthermore, if you have an increase in tooth sensitivity when you wake up may be the result of bruxism.
If you are showing symptoms of bruxism, come visit our office for assistance with a night guard today. With the expert care of Dr. Nicholas A. Jamison II and our wonderful team at our dentist office in Greeley, Colorado, we can rebuild your smile. To set up an appointment, call us at 970-506-1122.