Category: Bruxism

Is Bruxism Responsible For Your Chronic Jaw Pain?

If you often feel pain in your face and jaw, particularly when you wake up, you should be concerned. This can be a warning that you are struggling with bruxism, a condition that causes an individual to grind their teeth throughout the night while they rest. Over time, this can have several worrying consequences. You… Read more »

What To Do If Stress Creates A Teeth Grinding Problem

When you keep experiencing periods of stress, or when you struggle with stress over a longer period of time, you can start to identify the physical responses that stem from this taxing state. One change you may identify is a habit of grinding your teeth. While you can stop yourself from grinding your teeth during… Read more »

What To Do If Teeth Grinding Leads To Dental Damage

If you let a teeth grinding problem go on for too long, issues with dental damage can become difficult to overlook. In addition to wearing down teeth, this habit can lead to problems with chipping and cracking that hurt your oral health. At our Ankeny, IA dentist’s office, patients who show signs of this problem,… Read more »

Periods Of Stress Can Increase Your Risk For Bruxism

Unfortunately, it can be difficult to completely avoid stressful periods, but it is important to note that you can take care to manage your stress at these times. By doing so, you can control some of the health consequences that come with these frustrating episodes in your life. One benefit to better stress management is… Read more »

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 »