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Are you someone who grinds his or her teeth? This type of behavior is called bruxism and should be addressed by a trained dental professional to avoid long-term health problems.

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Bruxism in Las Vegas, NV

Bruxism, or tooth grinding, is a common occurrence in kids and adults.

The American Sleep Association estimates that 10 percent of adults have this condition. However, because it often happens when you sleep, you may not be immediately aware that it is a concern.

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Some of the warning signs of bruxism include:

  • Waking up and feeling pain in your teeth, as if you had clenched them for long periods of time.
  • Feeling uncomfortable in the morning along your jawline, especially at the jaw joint. (It should be noted that this can also be a symptom of TMJ, which often dovetails with bruxism.)
  • Having a dental provider tell you that the enamel on the tops of your back teeth is being worn away.
  • Noticing tiny fissures or larger cracks in your back teeth. These stem from the pressure of teeth grinding.
  • Having your sleeping partner or family member comment on your teeth grinding while you are resting.

Proven Tooth Grinding Treatments Avoid Dental Disasters

Without intervention, teeth grinding may not go away on its own. Over time, it can lead to tooth decay and potentially tooth loss. It can also take a bite out of your quality of life because of the constant achiness in your teeth and jawbone that often accompanies bruxism behavior.

Special Night Guards Occlusal Adjustments Orthodontia Find out more by calling us at 702-984-2577 to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Curry Leavitt.

Dr. Leavitt can create custom night guards that are worn during sleep. They eliminate tooth grinding by forming a protective, reliable barrier between the upper and lower molars. The materials used to make the night guards are built to last, making this a wise investment.

This is a fancy term for smoothing out the tops of your molars to improve your bite. Some tooth grinding is caused by an uncomfortable bite. If we can fix it efficiently with just a few adjustments to the teeth using safe, comfortable instruments, we can reduce the chances of bruxism becoming a lifetime habit.

Sometimes, overcrowding or more serious bite problems can lead to cases of bruxism. In these cases, we will help refer you to one of our dental partners for orthodontic treatment.

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