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Oral Hygiene Topic: Bruxism

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Are you aware that bruxism can wear down your teeth, and cause chipped or cracked teeth, often without you even knowing when it has taken place? This is because bruxism is the act of grinding your teeth while unconscious, and typically occurs when a person is asleep.

It is entirely likely that another mouth disorder is the cause of your bruxism. If you have a disorder such as a TMD, known as a temporomandibular disorder, it’s likely that your jaw is not working properly, causing your teeth to align improperly and grind against each other more often. Furthermore, if your teeth are not in their proper alignment, they are much more at risk of crushing together while you sleep.

It is entirely conceivable for your bruxism to be the result of a mental disorder and not a physical one. If you are often stressed or are constantly filled with anxiety, you are already at an increased risk for bruxism. Countless meditative techniques can help reduce your stress. This includes calming music, meditation, and yoga.

Keeping your teeth clean ensures bruxism will not be able to harm you. To schedule your professional cleaning at Szmanda Dental Wittenberg with Dr. Mallory Charging and our team at our dentist office in Wittenberg, Wisconsin, simply give us a call at 715-253-3200. Save your smile with our help today!