Understanding the Signs of Bruxism

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Do you know the signs of bruxism, also known as teeth grinding or teeth clenching? If not, then you have come to the right dental blog! Bruxism is a serious condition that can damage your teeth and oral health. Unfortunately, this condition happens while we sleep at night, so it’s difficult to know if you have it. That is why, our periodontists, Dr. Daria Royzman and Dr. Daniel Royzman with D & D Periodontal Associates, P.C. in New York, New York, are happy to share some insight on bruxism, to help you identify this condition and come in for treatment.

The signs of bruxism begin here:

– Unexplained fractures and splits in your teeth are often linked to grinding your teeth while you sleep.

– Several stress-related bruxism functions result in pains throughout your facial area. This can include dull headaches and earaches.

– If your teeth appear to be wearing down, it could be linked to decay and deterioration of your tooth enamel due to bruxism.

– If you have issues with your jaw not fully opening and closing and experience a heightened sense of tooth sensitivity when you wake up in the mornings, sleep bruxism could be the result.

– Grinding your teeth at night can lead to cheek tissue damage that you were previously unaware of.

– Indentations and strange markings on your tongue are known visual indications of bruxism.

As you can see, there are warning signs of this harmful condition, so you know when you need to come in for treatment. It is vital to protect your teeth so that they can last you throughout your life. If you have more questions about your oral health, or if you would like to come in for a consultation, please call us today at 212-759-7763. We look forward to hearing from you.