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The dangers of bruxism often go unseen and unnoticed. However, if your teeth or gums are showing signs of damage that cannot be easily be explained, you may be suffering from bruxism. If you would like more information concerning bruxism, listed below are some frequently asked questions:

How does bruxism work?
– Bruxism is an oral health disorder in which a person grinds or gnashes their teeth, often while a person is unconscious or asleep.

What are the most frequently seen signs and symptoms of bruxism?
– Bruxism often results in damage to the enamel, flat or worn out teeth, chipped and cracked teeth, earaches, jaw pain, chew marks on the inner cheeks, and indentations on the tongue.

What are the treatment techniques for bruxism?
– Dentist-approved bite plates and night guards are highly effective tools in your battle against bruxism.

What other disorders are frequently linked to bruxism?

– Bruxism is commonly linked to and causes temporomandibular joint disorders in your jaw, and is also occasionally seen in individuals who suffer from sleep apnea.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with Shaia Dental Care to see if you have bruxism, please call our dentist office in Parma Heights, Ohio at 440-884-9898. Dr. Anthony Shaia and the rest of our team look forward to improving your smile for many years to come!