Bay Shore NY General Dentist on Beating Teeth Grinding
If you’re trying to find a dentist in Bay Shore NY for teeth grinding, contact Bay Dental Health. Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is a very serious issues that can lead to a lot of different problems. Many people that grind their teeth complain of headaches, earaches, and jaw pain. It can even lead to the wearing down of teeth.
Typically, teeth grinding is caused by the teeth not fitting right, however, often stress and other factors contribute as well. An official diagnosis of bruxism is audible tooth grinding for three or more nights a week, for at least 3 months according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine; it is more common during childhood.
There are a few things one can do to try and cease teeth grinding. Although caffeine and alcohol do not cause bruxism, cutting back on these substances can reduce muscle activity as well as quiet the muscles. This can help to reduce the severity and frequency of jaw clenching and teeth grinding.
Dr. Eugene Antenucci DDS recommends trying yoga or meditating if bruxism is a problem for you.
These activities can help to relieve stress, and in turn, stop teeth grinding. If you have tried the suggestions discussed and are still grinding your teeth, it is important to visit your dentist.
If teeth grinding is a problem for you be sure to call (631) 665-8484 or click here to schedule an appointment. If you wait too long, your teeth can be damaged, and typically the damage is irreversible.