Category: Bruxism

When Bruxism Threatens Your Teeth

One of the biggest problems with bruxism (chronic teeth-grinding) is that patients don’t always realize when they have it. Unlike some oral health concerns, like cavities or gum disease, some of the symptoms of bruxism don’t really become noticeable until they become severe. That includes significant damage to your tooth structure, as well as several… Read more »

A Few Hints that Teeth-Grinding Is Becoming a Problem

Bruxism, or chronic teeth-grinding, can sometimes be an elusive condition to track. Most of us grind our teeth occasionally, some more than others, but that doesn’t mean they have bruxism or necessarily need treatment to stop. However, if you do have bruxism, you might not always notice how often you grind your teeth. It might… Read more »

Bruxism Treatment: An Important New Year’s Resolution 

There are lots of ways you can look at the impending New Year, a lot of ideas you might have for resolutions, and even more considerations as your chance at a clean slate and following through on promises impacts your smile! With that said, our Ankeny, IA team likes to remind you to remember some… Read more »

Bruxism: Skip All Of The Confusion!

When you are suffering from bruxism, it’s important to remember that you may have no idea what’s causing your problem or your symptoms. You just know something is amiss because of recent changes (or long-term ongoing changes), such as uncomfortable teeth, tired jaw joints, and more. So, what are you supposed to do when you… Read more »

Are You Grinding Your Teeth a Little Too Much?

Grinding your teeth every once in a while isn’t usually something to be concerned about. When healthy, your teeth are highly resilient, and the pressure may not cause any damage. However, when you grind your teeth too much (known as bruxism), the result can be a wide range of issues including damage to your teeth,… Read more »