Do You Grind Your Teeth While You Sleep?

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Here is the David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry guide to treating teeth grinding.

Understand
Most teeth grinding will occur while sleeping. Consistent teeth grinding might be suspected with a sore jaw and dull headache in the mornings. Anxiety or stress are not the only reasons grinding may appear. It can also be related to an abnormal bite or missing or crooked teeth.

Visit Dentist
Bruxism is a medical term used for grinding teeth. Bruxism can be identified by Dr. David C. Montz through an oral examination of jaw tenderness and abnormalities in the teeth. Discuss a possible nightguard for teeth grinding.

Get Control
When tooth grinding occurs, the fear is resulting oral damage and pain. Here at David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry we support oral health in many ways. Here are three things that may help:

  1. Control caffeine or alcohol intake as these may increase tooth grinding.
  2. Avoid gum and prohibit pen or pencil chewing. This benefits the jaw as it keeps the jaw from clenching repeatedly.
  3. Allow the jaw to relax; sometimes just setting your tongue between your teeth will help your jaw relax.

Every individual in our community from Houston to Pearland deserves a good night’s sleep as well as a pain-free, headache-free morning.

It’s no problem to come down to our office at 2443 S Galveston Ave , Pearland, Texas 77581 and consult with Dr. Montz about this or any other dental concern. Call 832-895-5120 today to schedule an appointment.

We are committed to healthy, happy patients. A beautiful, confident smile allows full, honest interaction with others. Don’t live with pain. Consider the benefits of cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign, or dental implants. Ask about porcelain veneers, family dentistry, sedation dentistry, teeth whitening, or CEREC dental crowns. Your needs are essential to us.

Contact our friendly staff at 832-895-5120 and discover a trustworthy practice that offers important knowledge and the highest quality of care.

David C. Montz
David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry
2443 S Galveston Ave
Pearland, Texas 77581
832-895-5120
https://www.pearlandsmiles.com/about-us.html