September 19, 2019

How to Stop Grinding Your Teeth at Night

Grinding your teeth is actually a pretty common occurrence. Everyone does it from time to time. 

It becomes a problem when it’s happening consistently and starts to cause you pain.

Luckily, there are ways to stop grinding your teeth at night. 

Signs of Teeth Grinding

There are certain signs that you can be on the lookout for if you think you’re grinding your teeth. Look for

  • Toothaches
  • Headaches
  • Jaw Popping
  • Jaw Pain

If you don’t stop grinding, then it can lead to loosening or fracturing of your teeth, which then leads to tooth loss. 

Teeth grinding can even be a sign of having TMJ disorder

How to Stop Grinding Teeth at Night

If you’re worried you’re grinding your teeth, it’s best to book an appointment with a dentist right away. A dentist can look at your teeth and jaw to confirm if you are or not. 

Then they can help you stop grinding because to stop it; you need more than just a teeth cleaning. 

One method is to use a night guard for teeth grinding. Like a mouthguard you use with sports, a professional custom fitted nightguard will prevent your teeth from touching. Instead of grinding into each other, you will grind into the guard.

You can also change your diet, as various foods and drinks with caffeine can cause grinding. 

You also could be under a lot of stress. You can try seeking professional treatment or use relaxation techniques to loosen your whole body. 

Get Help with Tooth Grinding

If you want to stop grinding your teeth at night, Dr. Jay Patel can talk to you about symptoms and solutions. He’s a Calgary dentist and teeth grinding stopper. 

If you’d like to make an appointment with him, call at 587-393-3704 or use our Make an Appointment page.