You might be among the millions of people who struggle with teeth grinding, also known as bruxism.
Cleaning and grinding can take a toll on you in a variety of ways. We mention three of those effects below, and all of them are reasons to call 978-288-1946 to get treatment at our Beverly, MA dental office.
Let’s start with the obvious ones. Grinding your teeth into one another is bad for your teeth. This can wear down your enamel and increase your risk of tooth decay and tooth infections. The pressure also makes gum problems more likely.
Headaches & Facial Pain
Grinding your teeth together also puts pressure on your temporomandibular joints. That can cause facial pain, jaw stiffness, and headaches.
Your grinding can interfere with your sleep. By not addressing this issue, you can find that you aren’t getting the quality rest that you need to feel refreshed in the morning.