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How To Stop Teeth Grinding

If you are a tooth grinder, there are solutions out there to help you stop teeth grinding. First off, we want to try to help suggest controlling anxiety or possibly a sleep test to see if it’s linked to an airway obstruction at night time. Some people can have an obstructed sleep airway and we want to make sure that we can help them with that. For the typical tooth grinder, we can make a guard – as most people call it. It’s really a muscle deprogramming appliance. It’s a piece of resin plastic that is very comfortably fabricated for your teeth. It’s custom-made in a way so that you can wear it. The most important thing is that you’re compliant because tooth grinding doesn’t just go away. So, we make this appliance out of this resin material. We place it in your mouth and, at night time, it prevents you from putting all those deep forces on your teeth. So, that’s how you take care of tooth grinding. If you suspect that you are experiencing tooth grinding or hear somebody that’s doing it, make sure that they see their dentist. At Washington Center for Dentistry, we give our patients outstanding results and excellent care. Learn more about mouth guards which can prevent teeth grinding and protect the structure and appearance of your teeth. We can also help correct the damage of teeth grinding such as worn or mobile teeth.