Bruxism is a condition in which you can’t stop grinding and clenching your teeth. You may subconsciously clench or grind your teeth while sleeping (sleep bruxism), or while you’re awake (awake bruxism), or both. People who suffer from teeth clenching also suffer from sleep disorders and may damage their teeth or lead to other complications, such as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). As such, it’s crucial to consult a dentist to discuss TMJ bruxism treatment options.
At Sapphire Smiles, we want to improve the overall quality of life by helping you sleep better and maintain perfect oral health. Bruxism is one of the greatest hurdles to both, leading to severe insomnia and considerable dental damages, both of which can affect your life in general. Our bruxism dentist carefully examines the symptoms of bruxism to diagnose appropriate bruxism causes and treatment plan. Please continue reading to learn more about bruxism and teeth grinding.