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Tooth Grinding and Headaches

Tooth Grinding and HeadachesAn issue that many people suffer from today is grinding their teeth at night. This condition is also known as bruxism. Many people do not even realize they have it until their sleeping partner says something to them. Another indicator that you may be suffering from bruxism is if you are waking up with headaches.

Bruxism is a serious condition and should not be left untreated. It is especially troubling in children, as their mouths are still in the process of developing. In many instances, stress is the cause of grinding your teeth at night. Figuring out what is causing the stress and finding a way to deal with it in a healthy manner can be vital in treating bruxism. There are also preventive measures that you can take for helpful treatment at home. The most common solution is wearing a mouth guard at night to protect your teeth. You may still be grinding, but the damage to your teeth will be greatly reduced. As a common result of wearing a night guard, you will not only resist grinding your teeth down, but odds are that you will experience fewer headaches, too.

While there are mouth guards that you can purchase from the store, it is highly recommended that you get a mouth guard that is designed by a dental professional. Not only will a professionally designed mouth guard be custom fit to your mouth, but they tend to offer greater levels of protection, as well. If you would like to be fit for a mouth guard for the treatment of bruxism, contact our dental office in West Hollywood to set up a consultation.

 

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