Detecting oral health conditions early can mean the difference between maintaining a healthy smile and dealing with ongoing dental issues. Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, can cause a variety of dental complications, such as enamel erosion, teeth fractures, and jaw discomfort. While Teeth grinding is involuntary, there are actions that we can take, both at home and through professional treatments, to prevent and treat it. Let’s explore those actions in more detail:

Common Causes of Teeth Grinding 

There are many causes of teeth grinding, the most prominent being stress and anxiety.  When stressed, our muscles tense up as part of our bodies way of protecting ourselves, which causes our jaw to lock up and our teeth to grate together.  

Sleep disorders are also known to cause bruxism, including snoring and sleep apnea.  A theory for this connection is that if you have sleep-disordered breathing, you spend more of your time in the lighter stages of sleep, which provides more opportunities for teeth grinding. 

Home Remedies and Prevention Tips for Teeth Grinding 

Now that we know what causes bruxism, you might wonder how to prevent and treat this condition at home.

Professional Treatments for Teeth Grinding 

Sometimes home remedies are not enough to help with conditions like bruxism.  Luckily, a professional approach can often provide positive results.

How Do I Know When To See a Professional?

At Yazdani Family Dentistry, we specialize in treating bruxism. Our dental team is trained to provide preventative guidance and care. Regular hygiene and check-ups can help to address the condition early on, preventing potential harm to your oral health. Contact us today if you notice any signs that you may be grinding your teeth.  

Dr. Shahrooz Yazdani

Dr. Shahrooz Yazdani

Dr. Shahrooz Yazdani has helped to restore the smiles and self-confidence of countless clients since opening Yazdani Family Dentistry in 2001. As CEO and Director, he has amassed thousands of hours of comprehensive training and real-world experience in his decades-long tenure. Dr. Yazdani is deeply passionate about his work, family, and making the most of life itself.