Do you suffer from bruxism? That’s a fancy word dentists use to describe the problem of grinding your teeth. Maybe you didn’t’ know it, but many people share your habit, it can cause future damage, and it is curable.
Bruxism can result not only in premature tooth wear, but also decay and other issues. Although causes may vary, stress is a common culprit. Problems may not become apparent until years after the disorder begins. In addition to chipping and uneven wear, patients may experience tooth loosening, headaches, cheek irritation, tooth sensitivity, and pain in the facial muscles.
If you feel you may be suffering from this common malady, schedule a consultation with one the Houston dentists at Antoine Dental Center. They may prescribe a treatment of stress reduction, oral appliances, or medication. Call 713-497-1499, or visit antoninedental.com to learn more.