Category: Bruxism

If You Show These Signs, You Might Need Bruxism Treatment

Bruxism means chronic teeth-grinding, so naturally, its most obvious symptom is the constant, unconscious grinding of your teeth. However, just because you catch yourself grinding your teeth on occasion doesn’t necessarily mean you have a bruxism problem that needs addressing. At our Des Moines, IA, dental office, we can help you determine if you really… Read more »

Has A Teeth Grinding Habit Changed Your Smile?

As we age, our teeth can begin to show signs of wear and tear. Because biting and chewing create friction, some change to the condition of your smile will inevitably take place. With that said, you may be causing an excess of harm to your teeth if you tend to clench your jaw, especially if… Read more »

Why Grinding Your Teeth Might Be Serious

Of the many things you try to protect your teeth from, grinding may not seem like a high concern. However, if you have bruxism, then it might be your most serious and immediate one. Bruxism, or chronic teeth-grinding, can quickly wear down your tooth structure, which can lead to a host of increasingly more serious… Read more »

Could You Have Bruxism and Not Know It?

If you read an article or two about bruxism and then catch yourself grinding your teeth, then you might immediately worry if you should visit your dentist for bruxism treatment. On the contrary, if you’ve never heard of bruxism, then you might not find your occasional teeth-grinding habit worrisome at all. In fact, many people… Read more »

Do You Grind Your Teeth? Don’t Ignore It

If you grind your teeth when you’re stressed or angry, then it isn’t really a condition. If you do it as a nervous tic, then it may be considered a habit. However, if you grind your teeth constantly and often unconsciously, such as when you’re asleep, then it’s likely indicative of bruxism—a dental condition that… Read more »