Do you often wake with a sore jaw? Do you have a dull, constant headache? Dr. Damon T. Armstrong may treat teeth grinding in Blackfoot, Idaho. Teeth grinding is often caused by stress and anxiety. More often, however, teeth grinding occurs during sleep and is caused by an abnormal bite or missing or crooked teeth. You may not be aware that you grind your teeth since it usually occurs during sleep. Your loved one may realize that you grind your teeth if they hear you grinding your teeth at night. Teeth grinding can damage your teeth and jaw joints. Teeth grinding can cause the fracturing, loosening, or loss of teeth. Teeth grinding can also wear your teeth down severely. Those who grind their teeth will likely have TMJ disorders develop or worsen.
If you grind your teeth at night, our dentist may recommend a night guard. This custom-made mouth guard is worn over the teeth during sleep. Your night guard will protect your teeth and jaws from the negative effects of teeth grinding. Because the night guard is custom made, it provides optimal comfort and protection.
We encourage you to contact Armstrong Dental today to learn more and to schedule your next visit.