Category: Bruxism

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 »

Bruxism: Symptoms, Damage, Treatment

When you spend time getting more involved in understanding bruxism disorder, why it’s bad for your smile, how to know it’s there, and what to do about it, your experience can go one of two ways: You try to figure it all out on your own and you get a little bit confused. Or, you… Read more »

Bruxism Disorder: Autumn Hazards To Avoid!

Your bruxism disorder is not only at the mercy of your decision to come in, meet with our team, and head home with oral appliance therapy to make it better. You may forget about the fact that the simple changing of the seasons can play a serious role in whether you’re on track with protecting… Read more »

Your Ankeny Family Dentist Talks Mouthguards

Mouthguards might seem like a slightly icky subject, and maybe just a little bit boring. In fact, your family dentist in Ankeny, IA, could tell you that mouthguards are very important, and that they come in many shapes and sizes, to protect teeth from a variety of problems. Who needs the excitement of a tooth… Read more »

What Bruxism Is Not!

You might have some trouble fully understanding bruxism disorder right off the bat. You hear things like “it’s when you grind your teeth” and wonder if that means occasionally moving them back and forth when you’re deep in thought is the same as bruxism. You wonder if the symptoms you think you have must be… Read more »

Bruxism: Finding Out If You’ve Got It (Or Not)

One of the trickiest and most confusing aspects of bruxism disorder that patients run across is the following detail: It can be quite difficult to figure out on your own whether this is something that is affecting your oral health or not. As a result, unless you are quite attuned to your body and recognize… Read more »