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The Dangers of Grinding Your Teeth in Your Sleep

Constantly grinding your teeth together, or what’s also known as bruxism, can be extremely damaging to your teeth and your overall oral health. Some people might grind their teeth without realizing it in their sleep, while others might have a bad habit of rubbing their teeth together throughout the day. Whatever the case may be, it’s important to limit your grinding as much as possible, otherwise, you might end up severe tooth damage.


Tooth Loss


Grinding your teeth together can lead to tooth loss, decay, or a lack of stability among your teeth. You might grind them down to a stub, causing them to be loose or to fall out entirely. Your teeth also might become more sensitive to food and physical contact of any kind, leading to more pain and discomfort throughout the day.


Restoring Your Smile

If you’ve lost some of your teeth due to bruxism, you might need to sign up for veneers, dental implants or dentures, depending on the situation. If your teeth are loose, you might need to have them replaced with one of the options listed above. See your local cosmetic dentist to see if you need a permanent solution to your damaged teeth.


Wearing Down Your Jaw

Bruxism can also do a lot of damage to your jaw. If you’re constantly grinding your teeth, your jaw might become extremely sensitive or tired. You might have trouble opening and closing your mouth. Bruxism can even lead to TMJ and other serious conditions that can be quite painful. 

If you’re looking for a solution to your bruxism or you need to have some of your damaged teeth replaced, contact the professionals at Pearly Whites Dental Care for a range of cosmetic dental services in Morrisville, PA!

The Dangers of Grinding Your Teeth in Your Sleep

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