Are your teeth safe from the dangers of bruxism? Although bruxism is fairly common, it often goes undetected for long periods of time due to the difficulty of spotting its signs and symptoms. If you do have bruxism, which is often referred to as teeth grinding, your teeth and oral health could be at risk.
Bruxism most often occurs when you are sleeping, putting your teeth and jaw at an increased risk while you remain blissfully unaware. However, there may be symptoms that you notice when you awake. This can include an additional feeling of jaw pain or earaches that do not come from your ears. An increase in tooth sensitivity, often when a person awakes, is another sign that you may be suffering from bruxism.
Check your mouth for physical damage that can exist due to bruxism. If your inner cheeks are heavily chewed or damaged, or if your teeth look worn out, dull, flat, or shorter than usual, you may have bruxism. If you have any chipped or cracked teeth and have an explanation of how they were damaged, come in to see us today.
If you would like to speak with Dr. Christopher Liang and our team about the dangers of bruxism, please schedule an appointment at our office of Straight Smile in College Park, Maryland, by calling 301-841-9348. Our wonderful team looks forward to doing our best to ensure your oral health remains terrific.