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Bruxism and Nightguards for Your Smile

April 25, 2013

Do you find yourself grinding your teeth, especially at night or if you’re stressed? Teeth grinding is also referred to as bruxism, and can be a threat to the health of your teeth. At Dr. King Scott’s dental office, we can help you treat your bruxism before it threatens your teeth, gums and jaw.

Frequently, bruxism is triggered by stress, and many people may not even realize that they’re doing it. We are here to help by suggesting stress and anxiety management tips and use of an appliance such as a bruxism appliance or nightguard. Your bruxism appliance or nightguard will be custom made to fit your teeth, and will help keep you from grinding your teeth while you’re sleeping.

Symptoms of bruxism include headaches, earaches, and sore jaws. If you’re experiencing any of these, give us a call. It’s important to identify and treat your bruxism as soon as possible because your teeth will become worn down with time, causing increased discomfort. Also, the intense clenching and grinding could also contribute to TMJ dysfunction and cause further jaw discomfort.

If you’re grinding your teeth and can’t seem to stop, give us a call. We’re here to help with bruxism appliances or nightguards and other bruxism treatments. Also, we can repair any damage to your smile that may have occurred.

Dr. King Scott’s West Monroe, LA dental office wants all our patients to have beautiful, healthy smiles. We serve patients from Monroe, Ruston, Rayville, Farmersville, Columbia, Winnsboro, Delhi, South Arkansas, and all of greater North Louisiana. Call us today to schedule an appointment!

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