Published: Nov 06, 2014 | By: Richard Caven
It's estimated that teeth grinding, a condition that's also referred to as "bruxism," is evident in up to 33 percent of children. But in all likelihood, that number is much greater, based on the simple fact that most children - and adults - who experience it may not even realize that it's occurring.
Teeth grinding most commonly occurs during sleep and it's only when the grinding persists regularly that problems arise. That's because chronic teeth grinding can lead to fractured and loose teeth, potentially even the dwindling down of the teeth to their stumps, thereby making dental work necessary on a more regular basis. While it's possible to get treatment for teeth grinding issues from a doctor or dentist, most cases of bruxism can be eliminated before they even become a big problem with some simple lifestyle adjustments. However, in order to eliminate teeth grinding from occurring altogether, you first have to know what causes it. Here's a look at some of the factors that can lead to bruxism:
You can typically tell whether or not you have a teeth grinding issue if your jaw hurts in the morning, you appear to be drooling a lot at night, you're heard doing it at night by someone or - obviously - if you experience an abnormal amount of cracked and chipped teeth. So how do you eliminate grinding? While you should always consult with your dentist or doctor to see if any special apparatus or other treatment is necessary, here's a look at some tips:
Teeth grinding is a common issue that can be detrimental if not caught - and treated - in a proper manner. For more information behind the causes of teeth grinding and what you can do to eliminate it from happening, contact Caven Dental today.
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