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STOP THE GRIND: YOU MIGHT BE CAUSING TOOTH SENSITIVITY

THE DAILY GRIND
IS WEARING YOUR ENAMEL DOWN

Bruxism (tooth grinding) is a common condition that wears away the tooth enamel and leads to sensitivity. People who grind their teeth may be unaware of the habit because it typically occurs while they sleep.

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CAUSES

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STRESS AND ANXIETY

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SLEEP DISORDERS

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CROOKED TEETH & ABNORMAL BITE

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CERTAIN MEDICATIONS

SYMPTOMS

  • Worn-out enamel, leading to tooth sensitivity
  • Headache
  • A grinding sound at night, sometimes loud enough to wake your partner
  • Stiffness in neck and shoulder muscles
  • Pain in the jaws and the joint in front of your ears (i.e. Temporomandibular Joint)
  • Teeth losing their contour and appearing flattened
  • Severe grinding can cause loosening and loss of teeth

TREATMENT

1

SEE A DENTIST FOR A HABIT-BREAKING DEVICE

 

2

STRESS AND ANXIETY MANAGEMENT

 

3

TREATMENT OF WORN-OUT ENAMEL TO PREVENT FURTHER DAMAGE