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Guard Your Teeth Against Grinding

Grinding Teeth: Understanding Causes and Seeking Treatment

About Tooth Grinding

Teeth grinding, or bruxism is a common condition where you clench or grind your teeth, often while you sleep. It can lead to tooth wear, jaw disorders, and discomfort. Understanding the causes of teeth grinding and seeking timely treatment can save your teeth and improve their quality of life.

What to do About Teeth Grinding:

If you suspect that you're grinding your teeth, follow these steps:

  • Stress management: stress and anxiety are common causes of teeth grinding. Techniques like yoga, meditation, or therapy may help reduce teeth grinding.

  • Limit alcohol and caffeine: these substances may increase the likelihood of teeth grinding.

  • Avoid chewing non food items: chewing on pens or pencils can condition your jaw muscles to clench, increasing the likelihood of teeth grinding.

Common Symptoms of Teeth Grinding

Common signs and symptoms of teeth grinding include morning headaches, jaw pain or tightness, increased tooth sensitivity, and tooth wear.

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Schedule an appointment with us

If you suspect that your you're grinding your teeth, don't wait. Contact us today to schedule an appointment. At Queenstown dentist, we can provide a comprehensive evaluation and discuss the best treatment options to help you stop grinding your teeth.

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44 Beach Street

Queenstown, 9300

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Monday – Friday  8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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