Bruxism, also known as teeth grinding or jaw clenching, can lead to serious oral health problems. Most people only grind their teeth during the day, but if you notice headaches, jaw pain, or tooth sensitivity and toothaches during the day then you may consider seeing a dentist for a diagnosis. If you are diagnosed as suffering from bruxism, how do you stop teeth grinding? What treatment will the doctor recommend?
Do you have an uneven smile? If so, you probably understand how misalignment can make you feel about your smile. However, you may not understand how malocclusion impacts your oral health. Misalignment can increase the risk of tooth decay and gum disease, as well as jaw joint issues like TMJ disorder and bruxism. To avoid these oral health concerns we may recommend orthodontic braces.