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Teeth Grinding

We understand the discomfort and potential damage caused by teeth grinding. Our dental professionals are trained to help patients manage and treat this condition.

What Is Teeth Grinding?

Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is a condition characterised by the unconscious grinding, clenching or gnashing of teeth. It often occurs during sleep but can also happen while awake.

Treatment Options for Teeth Grinding

It’s important to seek treatment if you’re experiencing symptoms of teeth grinding, and these treatments options depend on the severity of the condition.

Nightguards or Mouthguards

A custom-fitted nightguard worn during sleep can create a protective barrier between the upper and lower teeth, reducing the damage caused by teeth grinding.

Dental Correction

In cases where misaligned teeth are a contributing factor to bruxism, orthodontic treatments can be beneficial. Your dentists may recommend braces or clear aligners to gradually align the teeth into their proper positions.

By improving the alignment, the forces on the teeth during grinding can be distributed more evenly, reducing the strain on specific teeth and jaw muscles. This can not only alleviate teeth grinding but also prevent potential dental issues that may arise from misalignment, such as uneven wear on teeth or jaw pain.

Dental Restoration

Teeth grinding can lead to the wearing down of tooth enamel, chipping, or fracturing of teeth. In cases where teeth have been damaged due to bruxism, dental restoration with dental crowns or veneers may be recommended.

Dental crowns are custom-made caps that cover the entire tooth, providing strength and protection to the damaged tooth structure. On the other hand, veneers are thin shells that are bonded to the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance and reinforce them.

By restoring damaged teeth, the bite can be improved, and the effects of teeth grinding can be minimised, reducing the risk of further damage and discomfort.

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Put an End to Teeth Grinding

At Belmont Dental Surgery, we offer a range of dental treatment options to address teeth grinding, including correction of misaligned teeth and creating custom mouthguards or splints to protect your teeth and jaw from further damage.

We work closely with our patients to create personalised treatment plans that address their individual needs and concerns, ensuring the best possible outcome for their dental health.

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Frequently asked questions

Are you curious about teeth grinding? To help you gain a better understanding of this common dental issue, here are some frequently asked questions and their answers:

What causes teeth grinding?

Teeth grinding can be caused by a variety of factors, including stress and anxiety, misaligned teeth, sleep disorders, and certain medications.

How do I know if I am grinding my teeth?

Common signs of teeth grinding include waking up with a sore jaw or headache, chipped or flattened teeth, and a clicking or popping sound when you move your jaw.

Do children grind their teeth?

Yes, children can also grind their teeth, and it’s important to seek treatment to prevent any long-term damage.

Home Remedies for Teeth Grinding

While seeking professional treatment is important, there are also some home remedies that can help alleviate Teeth Grinding symptoms.

  • Since stress is a common cause of teeth grinding, reducing stress levels can help prevent it. Try relaxation techniques like meditation, yoga or deep breathing exercises.
  • Applying a warm compress to the jaw area before bed can help relax the muscles and reduce teeth grinding during sleep.
  • Both caffeine and alcohol can contribute to teeth grinding, so it’s best to avoid them or limit consumption.
  • Getting enough sleep and establishing a consistent sleep schedule can help reduce teeth grinding during sleep.
  • Massaging the jaw muscles and doing some simple jaw stretches can help relax the muscles and prevent teeth grinding.

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I have been coming to Belmont Dental Surgery since around 2 years. They helped fix some issues I had at the start and now I'm always happy to come back for me regular check up, since all of the staff are so friendly & helpful.
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Where to find us

Belmont Dental Surgery

171 Belmont Avenue
Belmont WA 6104

Tel: (08) 9277 3837

Public Transport:

There are bus stops (Transperth stop ID 14265 & 14257) directly outside the practice which are serviced by bus numbers 286, 287, 380 and 935.

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