Dr. Jay Patel Dentist at Outdoor Dental, a Calgary SE Dental Clinic, serves the communities of Seton, Mahogany, Auburn Bay, Cranston, New Brighton & Surrounding Areas
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October 24, 2019

Signs You’re Clenching and Grinding Your Teeth - Dentist Calgary SE Explains

Does your partner ever complain about you grinding your teeth at night? 

Do you ever wake up with a sore jaw and sensitive teeth? 

You might very well be clenching your teeth at night.

Bruxism, or grinding your teeth, can have serious consequences to your teeth, in addition to your overall well being. 

What can be done?

Signs You Might be Grinding Your Teeth at Night

How do you know if you’re a night grinder? If you deal with: 

  • Chronic headaches, migraines, or facial pain
  • Sore jaw muscles
  • Sore shoulders
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Cracked, chipped, or broken teeth
  • Broken dental fillings/crowns

If you experience any of these symptoms, you need to see your Seton dentist right away. 

Why You Should See Your Seton Dentist Regularly for Teeth Grinding 

Regular dental visits will allow Dr. Jay to keep a close eye on your symptoms. Doing so allows him to assess any damage to your teeth or jaw joint early, so he can recommend treatment to resolve the problems and reduce your chance of more serious issues down the road. 

During your dental examinations, Dr. Jay will ask you about your sleep habits and will check your teeth for cracks and your jaw joint for TMJ disorder, which is closely related to bruxism. 

How Dr. Jay Can Ease Your Discomfort with a Mouth Guard for Teeth Grinding  

Dr. Jay can also help you by fabricating a custom-fit mouth guard for teeth grinding. 

The night guard will be worn over your teeth while you sleep. It will protect your teeth when you grind at night so that you don’t wake up with sensitivity. The guard will also protect your jaw muscles, so you can avoid dealing with chronic headaches. 

While it won’t cure your bruxism, it’s a great tool to help reduce some of the painful symptoms of night grinding. 

Would you like more information about getting a nightguard to help control your nighttime teeth grinding? Contact us today to schedule a consultation

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