Category: Bruxism/Teeth-Grinding

Oral Appliance Therapy Protects Teeth From Grinding

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Are you concerned about wear and tear on your smile from constant grinding? Do you wake up each morning with feelings of restlessness or soreness in your face and jaw muscles? Both of these conditions arise from involuntary movement of the jaw as you sleep at night. If this is your case, we could design… Read more »

Better Sleep with a Nightguard

Sunny Smiles Nightguard

Do you often wake up feeling as if you haven’t slept well, experiencing teeth sensitivity or jaw pain? At Sunny Smiles Family Dentistry, we look forward to helping you achieve a better night’s sleep by making you a custom-fit nightguard. These are oral devices designed to promote a restful night’s sleep, protect your teeth, and alleviate… Read more »

Signs You Should Look Into TMJ Therapy

When TMJ disorder is not being properly managed, it can have a significant effect on your quality of life. The stress and strain on your jaw can become a recurring issue, one that causes you to feel discomfort in your face, head, and neck. The longer it takes you to deal with this problem, the… Read more »

TMJ Disorder And Teeth Grinding Issues

How can you tell if you need to do something about poor joint alignment? When you struggle with TMJ disorder, there are several uncomfortable warning signs. They include problems with joint stiffness and pain, trouble with your bite movement, and headache issues. These are not all that you have to worry about. Many people experience… Read more »

How TMJ Therapy Works As A Response To Teeth Grinding

The trouble you have with jaw movement and alignment can lead to pain and stiffness, the onset of awkward clicking or popping noises when your jaw moves, and even difficulties with headaches and other discomforts. What you should know is that these problems also make you vulnerable to persistent teeth grinding. Nighttime grinding wears down… Read more »

Can Cosmetic Dentistry Hide The Effects Of Teeth Grinding?

In less time than you might expect, a habit of grinding your teeth can create real problems for your smile. The wear and tear from grinding can be severe enough to change the shapes of teeth, and it may even leave you with chipped or cracked enamel! By responding to signs of bruxism in time,… Read more »

3 Positive Changes Enjoyed After Treating TMJ Disorder

Until a problem with TMJ disorder is addressed, you can experience a worrying degree of discomfort. The problem can affect your bite function, and may limit your jaw movement to the point of making it difficult to speak! You can also experience related pains in your face, neck, and head. Those who struggle to control… Read more »

Has Your Teeth Grinding Habit Led To A Chipped Tooth?

When you first start to grind your teeth at night, you can wake up with unpleasant pain in your face, jaw, and teeth. The problem, known as bruxism, can be concerning right away, but it can actually worsen over time. If you let the problem go untreated, you could wind up doing real damage to… Read more »

Restoring Teeth That Are Chipped Or Cracked Due To Bruxism

Every time you bite into something, you put demands on your teeth. The friction that occurs during biting and chewing is inevitable, and because of this, you can expect to see some wear and tear on your smile over time. However, a person who is dealing with bruxism can see degrees of wear and tear… Read more »

The Connection Between Bruxism and TMJ Disorder

Your smile is made of many different parts, each of which has to work together with all the others for your bite to function properly. In some cases, one or more issues can affect one or more parts of your bite to cease functioning correctly, or to become overactive and lead to a host of… Read more »