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Solid Solutions for Clenching and Grinding

October 10, 2021
Posted By: Gladnick Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
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Do you clench and grind your teeth at night? If you wake up with frequent headaches, have excessive wear or fractures on your teeth, or experience pain or tenderness when you chew and eat food, the answer to that question might be yes!

The problem is that many people who suffer from clenching and grinding (bruxism) don't even know that it's a problem because it happens at night while they sleep. Yet, these symptoms can be uncomfortable and debilitating.

The good news is that there are solutions to protect your smile from the damage caused by clenching and grinding your teeth.

What Causes Bruxism?

The causes of teeth clenching and grinding vary for each person. For some, it may be caused by stress or anxiety, while others may be living with crooked teeth or a misaligned bite that cause bruxism.

Science has also linked disorders like sleep apnea with bruxism.

Our dentists in Rockville take the time to determine the root cause of your teeth clenching and grinding, so they offer practical solutions that alleviate the problem.

Nightguards in Rockville, MD Protect Your Smile

One of the most straightforward solutions for managing bruxism is to wear a nightguard while you sleep. These oral appliances fit much like a retainer, are comfortable to wear, and cover your teeth to keep you from clenching and grinding at night. 

At Gladnick Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we'll take impressions of your teeth to make you a durable plastic nightguard that you'll wear during the night. Your custom nightguard slips over your teeth, protecting them while disrupting the act of clenching and grinding, which helps your muscles relax and have a break.

Learn More About Treating Bruxism Today

If you suspect that you or your loved one may be suffering from bruxism, don't wait to call Gladnick Family & Cosmetic Dentistry at (301) 963-0800 to learn about solutions for your smile and dental health.


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How Stress Affects Teeth Clenching and Grinding
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If you are someone who suffers from bruxism —the grinding and clenching of teeth while you sleep, you may be looking for a solution.

Studies show a strong correlation between stress and the clenching and grinding of teeth, but it is unclear why exactly the two are linked.

Further studies show that stress may be more related to the clenching and grinding your teeth do during the day than at night. Night-time jaw clenching and grinding may more likely be caused by jaw function or alignment issues.

Neither is good for the health of your teeth in the long run, as grinding and clenching will wear down the enamel while increasing the risk of cavities and causing sensitivity, headache, migraine, and even facial ...

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