You could be damaging your teeth without even knowing it! Your bad habits might just be prompting cavities. Oral infections and even costly dental repairs unfortunately, many people don’t even realize the seriousness of their bad habits until it’s too late.
Here are some bad dental habits that are harming your oral and general health.
At Amirad Family Dentistry, we try to find patient’s bad oral habits and treat them with the most advanced methods.
Grinding your teeth or excessively clenching your jaw can pose a wide range of problems when it comes to your oral health.
This bad habit also known as bruxism, can chip tooth enamel, cause severe facial or jaw pain, incite tension- type headaches and can even result in broken or fractured teeth that require crowns or replacements with dental implants.
Most often, grinding teeth or jaw clenching is caused by stress or by sleep disordered breathing.
All too often, people who grind their teeth don’t even know they’re doing it as tooth grinding, often happens while asleep!
So how can you know if you’re grinding your teeth?
• Loose Teeth
• A sore, Tired jaw
• Neck aches, earaches and headaches
• A clicking sound when you open and close your mouth
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s best you see your dentist as soon as possible.
At Amirad Family Dentistry we will work with you to find ways to minimize your tooth grinding. This could include a bite adjustment or recommending a Night Guard made to fit over your teeth to help prevent damage caused by grinding your teeth or clenching your jaw while you sleep.
At Amirad Family Dentistry we also use a new method of injecting Botox into the mastication muscles to relieve bruxism.
This is the best solution, especially for those who have Bruxism during the day.