How would you rate your oral hygiene at this moment in your life? Beyond oral hygiene, what are you doing to keep your teeth safe from all hazards that can arise from day-to-day activities? In addition, are you to taking any steps to ensure that potentially hazardous health risks such as bruxism are not taking place? If you’re unaware of what bruxism is, it is an oral health condition in which you grind your teeth as you sleep.
If you have not already done so, set up a checklist every morning to inspect your teeth for any signs of bruxism. Give them a casual glance while you’re brushing and flossing your teeth to see if there is any damage that is visible. This includes flat teeth or worn enamel. In addition, if you notice any signs of indentations on your tongue or cheek tissue damage that look like they’ve been chewed on, it could be related to bruxism. Other common signs of bruxism include irregular sensations with your oral health. This can be something as simple as jaw and facial pain, tired or tight jaw muscles, or any other irregular sensations that you may feel in relation to your oral health.
If you are ready for a bruxism treatment from Family Dental Care Park Ridge at our dentist office in Park Ridge, Illinois, then you are welcome to call us at (847) 692.6800. Dr. Matthew Demas and our entire team look forward to improving your oral health with bruxism prevention and treatments.