Bruxism, the habitual grinding and clenching of teeth, carries a destructive impact on the oral environment. Teeth grinding is the act of rubbing the upper and lower teeth together, while teeth clenching involves sustained pressure between upper and lower arches when biting down. Regardless of whether bruxism occurs during sleep or waking hours, its harmful effects can place your smile and oral health in harm’s way.
A number of lifestyle and health factors may be behind your teeth grinding or clenching tendency, which can occur on both a conscious and subconscious level. Causes of these habits include:
Teeth grinding and clenching left untreated can lead to a number of health and quality of life concerns, such as TMJ problems, broken teeth and restorations, failing implants, and even debilitating pain. Save yourself time, discomfort and unnecessary dental expense by seeking help from a skilled doctor, well-versed in bruxism care. Dr. Michael Scherb has received advanced training and education from the highly acclaimed Pankey Institute, and is ready to put his extensive experience and refined skills to work for your smile.
When teeth grinding and clenching get in the way of a healthy, vibrant smile, only the finest treatment will do. Contact our practice today and reserve your visit with Dr. Scherb for personalized and comprehensive bruxism services.