Grinding Teeth

Grinding your teeth (usually subconsciously)  can be an event during the day, during sleep or both. Excessive grinding can lead to a cascade of damage to the teeth, musculature and joint.


Symptoms include:

  • Headaches
  • Worsening of malpositioned teeth
  • Chipping or fracturing of teeth
  • Sensitive teeth
  • TMJ problems


It may be necessary to address the damage first then the cause. Once repairs are made further damage can be prevented with a bite guard that will reduce the grinding and protect the teeth. Medicine may be prescribed for reduction in grinding also.

worn down teeth

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