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Many individuals are unaware that they have a problem with their teeth until the damage becomes evident. While clenching the teeth occasionally is less likely to be a concern, frequent occurrences may be a sign of a condition called bruxism.

Bruxism is characterised by the involuntary grinding of the teeth and clenching of the jaw. It can occur either when awake or asleep, but most people affected by sleep bruxism are less likely to know they suffer from it. Unfortunately, this condition poses a threat to oral health.

At Magical Smiles Bacchus Marsh, we offer quality, custom-made mouthguards for bruxism treatment. They are designed based on the patient’s unique dental impression. Our dental team develops a treatment plan to protect your smile and help ease the discomfort caused by excessive pressure from bruxism.

Dental Services That Can Address Bruxism

Bruxism can lead to tooth damage, headaches, and even neck pain. If you suffer from bruxism, our team can help. Schedule an appointment today to see how we can help you with your bruxism!

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In the event of teeth grinding, mouthguards can prevent damage to the teeth. They are custom-made to fit your teeth and cushion the upper and lower teeth against damage from bruxism.

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Frequently Asked Questions
About Bruxism

Bruxism can be a serious dental problem due to its potential adverse effects or complications. The force applied during teeth grinding episodes can severely damage the surface enamel and result in excessive wear. It can increase teeth sensitivity and make eating difficult. If you think you might be grinding your teeth unconsciously, we recommend seeing your dentist. They can discuss further the risks of bruxism and give you treatment options to reduce its impact.

You may notice tightness or jaw muscle pain when you wake up. Excessive pressure from teeth grinding can cause headaches or pain radiating from the temples. Along with poor sleep quality, you may also start seeing visible dental fractures, such as worn down or flattened teeth. The damage to tooth enamel may cause your teeth to be more sensitive to temperatures that cause eating difficulties.

Bruxism still lacks a definite root cause. But most healthcare professionals consider a wide variety of contributing factors that may trigger the development of the condition. Emotional stress, such as anger, frustration, tension, or deep concentration, may heighten the risk of developing bruxism. It can be a reaction to a particular situation that makes bruxers unconsciously grind their teeth.

Certain sleep disorders, such as sleep apnoea, may increase the likelihood of sleep-related bruxism. Additional risk factors may include particular medications, a history of bruxism in the family, and other medical conditions. It can be difficult to pinpoint the source of a problem. We highly recommend consulting a dental professional for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Neglecting bruxism can have long-term consequences, which include irreversible damage to your mouth. The continual gnashing of the teeth can result in painful chewing, tooth erosion, and a worn-down enamel surface. Any damage can expose the nerve tissues and make your teeth more sensitive.

Teeth grinding can also increase your risk for tooth decay, cavities, periodontal disease, and gum recession. And if you have dental restorations like implants, bridges, crowns, and fillings, they may be more prone to chipping and breakage.

Furthermore, you may experience extensive tooth damage, chronic jaw pain, and headaches if you don’t manage your bruxism. You may also develop temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). Though not everyone with sleep bruxism will have serious consequences, the extent of symptoms depends on the severity of the grinding and the alignment of your teeth.

Teeth grinding is a common condition that affects people of all ages. Although it is most prevalent in children, bruxism generally decreases with age. Studies have shown that around 6% to nearly 50% of children experience sleep bruxism. Around 15% of adolescents are affected by bruxism, and the same study found that an estimated 8% of middle-aged adults and only 3% of older adults grind their teeth during sleep. Generally speaking, bruxism tends to decrease with age.