One of the most destructive conditions identified in the dental industry is teeth grinding. You may feel this is not possible but over a long period of time this condition can cause damage all over the upper body, let alone the damage it can cause to your teeth and jaws.
When battling teeth grinding aside from having reconstruction done to your teeth, Unfortunately for extreme cases surgery may be required to put right the damage done to your jaws.
The question is why do we grind? Grinding is directly connected to stress This will generally take counselling and stress management in order to get to the real reason causing you to grind.
Essentially, the main damage is done when you sleep. If you take the stresses of the day to bed with you, this is where most of the destructive grinding will be done. An option to help with grinding is a mouth-guard. Talk to your dentist for more information on how to battle teeth grinding! With all of us leading busy, stressful lives you have to learn to manage your stresses throughout your day and ensure come the evening you relax!Back to Blog
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