Category: Bruxism

Could You Have Bruxism and Not Know It?

Bruxism, or the constant grinding of your teeth, can sometimes be a more complex concern to deal with than issues like tooth decay or gum disease. For example, it can be caused by a variety of factors, and therefore, treatment might be different for every patient who has it. In addition, bruxism isn’t always obvious… Read more »

What to Do When You Grind Your Teeth Too Much

When you have a teeth-grinding problem (bruxism), you may not notice it at first. The times that you notice yourself grinding your teeth may not seem serious, and most of your grinding may occur while you sleep. However, before long, the effects of bruxism will become undeniably more noticeable, and those effects can impact almost… Read more »

Why Bruxism Doesn’t Have To Make You Feel Bad

Of course, if you find out that you are dealing with grinding and clenching, which we refer to as bruxism disorder, it’s only natural to feel a quick twinge of sadness. Nobody wants the function of their smile to be less than exceptional! With that said, however, our Ankeny, IA team reminds you that as… Read more »

Oral Appliances: Answering Your Main Questions

When you come to our Ankeny, IA practice for a functional disorder (which means a concern with the way your smile is working, rather than a problem related to your dental hygiene), you will likely find yourself discussing oral appliance therapy with us. At a glance, you realize that this sounds like an easy, noninvasive… Read more »

Why Do You Grind Your Teeth So Much?

If you catch yourself grinding your teeth all the time, it may not be long before you start to wonder why. For many people, there is no obvious answer; at least, not until they visit their dentist and find out for sure. At our Ankeny, IA, dentist’s office, we can help you find out if… Read more »

The Path From Bruxism To Tooth Loss!

One of the reasons we find that patients often have a laid-back approach to scheduling dental care when something has just started to go wrong? They don’t recognize that very early, often mild beginnings of oral health problems can lead to extremely severe ends! As a result, our Ankeny, IA team likes to keep you… Read more »

The Daily Grind: Easing Your Bruxism

It’s one thing to grind your teeth every now and then and to catch yourself. It’s quite another to discover that bruxism disorder may have begun impacting your oral health and that you’ve been grinding without realizing it! Don’t worry: This isn’t your fault! However, it is something that can cause serious consequences. So, what… Read more »

Why Functional Disorders Are Serious Business

The second you hear that you have tooth decay or that infection is brewing, you go into full awareness mode. It’s time to fight that oral illness, make it go away, and restore your oral health! After all, you’ve been told since you were a tiny child that it’s very important to remain in the… Read more »

Seemingly Small Problems: Big Consequences

When you have any type of oral health problem that you realize may require dental care, one of your first ways of handling it may be to determine whether you think it’s a big deal or a not so big deal. Once you determine that you’re experiencing a seemingly small issue, you may give yourself… Read more »

3 Things To Consider: About Your Tongue!

There are some things you should really consider when it comes to your tongue. However, since you probably spend the majority of your energy ensuring you’re doing your best to keep your teeth in the most exceptional shape possible (as you strive to protect your gum tissue from inflammation), your tongue may become an afterthought…. Read more »