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Teeth Grinding and Clenching

Teeth grinding is a common side effect of stress. It often occurs when you’ve gone to sleep or while you’re focused on something like driving a car. At First Dental Studio, our Brisbane CBD dentists can help you to avoid the problematic side effects caused by this destructive habit.

Signs of Grinding and Clenching

Too much stress or wear on your teeth can lead to excessive use of the teeth and jaw muscles. As such, it’s not uncommon to start to see signs of

  • Broken, flat or worn-down teeth
  • Jaw pain and joint disorder, such as TMD/TMJD
  • Frequent headaches
  • Broken fillings and crowns

Treatment Options

When it’s not possible to alleviate stress from your lifestyle, you need to address the tension to your teeth. Some common examples include wearing an oral splint appliance, medications to relax your muscles, relaxation techniques or even cognitive behaviour therapy.

How do you know whether it is time to call First Dental Studio? If you start to notice your jaws becoming tired on your commute home or if you wake up with soreness throughout the face, it’s a good idea to make an appointment.

Teeth Grinding Problems

Some things that cause people to clench and grind include stress, a reaction to anger, intense concentration or anxiety.

It can cause noise while sleeping, as well as headaches, jaw pain and tightness, sore teeth, stiffness around the face and injury to the teeth.

If teeth grinding is affecting your smile, contact us today for an assessment.

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Teeth Grinding Brisbane CBD | First Dental Studio | (07) 3229 4121