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Stop The Grind: You Might Be Causing Tooth Sensitivity

THE DAILY GRIND
IS WEARING YOUR
ENAMEL DOWN

Bruxism (tooth grinding) is a common condition that wears away the tooth enamel and leads to sensitivity. People who grind their teeth may be unaware of the habit because it typically occurs while they sleep.

CAUSES

STRESS & ANXIETY

SLEEP DISORDERS

CROOKED TEETH & ABNORMAL BITE

CERTAIN MEDICATIONS

SYMPTOMPS

  • Worn-out enamel, leading to tooth sensitivity
  • Headache
  • A grinding sound at night, sometimes loud enough to wake your partner
  • Stiffness in neck and shoulder muscles
  • Pain in the jaws and the joint in front of your ears (i.e. Temporomandibular Joint)
  • Teeth losing their contour and appearing flattened
  • Severe grinding can cause loosening and loss of teeth

TREATMENT

1SEE A DENTIST FOR A
HABIT-BREAKING DEVICE

2STRESS AND ANXIETY
MANAGEMENT

3TREATMENT OF
WORN-OUT ENAMEL
TO PREVENT
FURTHER DAMAGE