Category: Bruxism/TMJ

Understanding How TMJ Affects You

woman with a toothache

Many oral concerns are quite noticeable when you experience them, such as cracking a tooth, enduring sensitivity, and fighting off infection. For other concerns such as an aching jaw or noticeable popping, however, the source of the concern as well as how serious it could be is not as readily or easily known. In today’s… Read more »

What Grinding Your Teeth Really Does to Your Smile

At one point or another as an adult you have experienced waking up from a restless night of sleep. Not only has this impacted your quality of sleep, but your day as well by causing fatigue, irritability, and more. Other times, you may have awoken with a headache or an aching jaw. While all of… Read more »

Signs that You Might Be Grinding Your Teeth at Night

Bruxism, or chronic teeth-grinding, is a more common problem than many people realize. It can also occur in various forms, such as daytime and nighttime bruxism, that might make identifying the problem on your own more difficult. For example, if you have nighttime bruxism, it means the problem of constantly grinding your teeth occurs most… Read more »

The Kinds of Problems Teeth Develop from Bruxism

People who have a problem with bruxism, or chronic teeth-grinding, don’t always realize that it’s a problem at first. For example, most of them don’t realize just how often they grind their teeth together, and the times they do notice it, the action may not seem severe. However, having a bruxism problem means that you… Read more »

Why Do Some Teeth Wear Down Faster?

There are many different reasons for your teeth to exhibit certain problems with their structures. One of these problems includes the wearing down of your teeth’s chewing surfaces, which can occur for a number of different reasons and have an even broader range of impacts on your oral health. When your teeth become worn-down, it… Read more »

Does Grinding Your Teeth Mean You Have Bruxism?

Some symptoms of oral health concerns are obvious, and the moment you experience them, you have a good idea what to do about it. For example, if your tooth hurts, you might automatically know something’s wrong with your tooth, even if you don’t know exactly what. However, not all oral health problems are that easy… Read more »

Things that Could Be the Result of a TMJ Disorder

The symptoms that can sometimes develop from TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder aren’t always obviously connected to your jaw health. Though the condition directly impacts the health and function of your jaw joints, the results of it can include discomfort in areas throughout your head, neck, face, shoulders, and more. Today, we explore a few of… Read more »

How to Successfully Address a Bruxism Problem

Bruxism, which describes a subconscious habit of grinding your teeth together, can be problematic for several different reasons. Yet, the problems become even more serious the longer it takes to address the condition, and the specific treatments necessary to recover from it can become more extensive. Today, we examine how to successfully address a bruxism… Read more »

What Makes Bruxism Such a Big Problem?

There are many ways in which bruxism can become problematic if it’s allowed to continue, but at first, it may not seem like something that could be that serious. Occasionally grinding your teeth might not make them hurt until it causes significant wear or damage to your tooth structure. Fortunately, taking quick action when you… Read more »

Should You Tell Your Dentist About Your Teeth-Grinding?

You may not always be comfortable telling your dentist every detail about your dental health. For instance, you might embellish how much attention you put into brushing and flossing, despite knowing that you could do better. For some people, these details might also include seemingly harmless things like a tendency to grind your teeth often…. Read more »