Magnolia City Dental
Phone: (580) 924-3330
Fax: (580) 924-3339 2425 W. University Blvd Suite 102
Durant, OK 74701
Office Hours
Monday - Thursday:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday:
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Bruxism: Everything You Need to Know About Grinding Your Teeth

Do you wake up with tired jaws from grinding at? So stressed at work you spend the whole day clenching your teeth? well, you’ve come to the right place!

Bruxism – the grinding of teeth or clenching of jaws.

This little word can cause BIG problems!!

How to know if you suffer from bruxism:

  • Aching teeth
  • Tired jaws
  • Clicking sound when opening or closing
  • Teeth/gum tissue sensitivity
  • Teeth changing shape over time
  • Headaches

Tips to avoid grinding:

Cut down on caffeine, this could magnify your stress and cause you to clench throughout the day, or grind your teeth unknowingly at night.

Take a warm bath before bed to relax your body; this will in turn relax your jaw muscles as well.

Break chewing habits; such as chewing on pen lids.

Add more fruits and veggies to your diet, this decreases the stress on your jaw muscles.

Try a night guard to prevent wear on your teeth. Night guards can be purchased at Wal-Mart first to try one out, and if you are able to wear one, we can make you a custom stronger night guard here in our office.

Bruxism is not only a pain (literally!) it can also harm your teeth to the point of no return. Over time grinding and/or clenching your teeth can wear down the biting surfaces so badly that they may not be savable. For this reason we recommend you see your Dr.Roberts and Dr.Mahdy once a year for a check-up!

Give us a call today to schedule your next appointment! (580) 924-3330

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