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Managing Bruxism

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Dental Treatment Options and Recommendations at CDC Dental

Bruxism, commonly known as teeth grinding or clenching, is a condition that can cause significant discomfort and dental complications.

If you often wake up with a sore jaw or headache, teeth grinding could be to blame. At CDC Dental, we offer effective treatments to help prevent these issues and alleviate the symptoms of bruxism. Here’s how we can help you!

Understanding Bruxism

Bruxism often arises from stress, anxiety, or misaligned teeth. It can lead to tooth wear, jaw pain, and even headaches. Understanding the causes of bruxism is the first step towards effective management.

We’re proud to offer a number of treatments to help you feel better and stop grinding your teeth, including:

  • Nightguards (Occlusal Splints): Custom-fitted nightguards are a primary treatment for bruxism. Worn during sleep, they protect your teeth from grinding and help reduce muscle tension in the jaw, preventing dental damage and easing symptoms.
  • Orthodontic Treatment: Sometimes, bruxism is caused by issues with bite alignment. Orthodontic treatments can correct these issues, reducing the tendency to grind and thus protecting your oral health.
  • Stress Management Techniques: Managing stress through relaxation exercises, meditation, and other techniques can also play a crucial role in controlling bruxism. Addressing emotional factors is essential for comprehensive treatment.

Self-Care and Lifestyle Changes

We recommend specific jaw exercises and stretches that can help relieve muscle tension and improve jaw mobility. These exercises are simple yet effective in reducing symptoms of bruxism.

It’s important to avoid hard or chewy foods that may exacerbate teeth grinding. Reducing intake of caffeine and alcohol can also help minimize episodes of bruxism.

Book Your Consultation

At CDC Dental, we understand the challenges posed by bruxism and are committed to providing personalised treatment and prevention strategies. If you’re experiencing symptoms of teeth grinding, we encourage you to consult with our l team.

Together, we can protect your oral health and improve your quality of life.
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