TMJ disorders affect millions of people, and teeth grinding is one of the most common causes of these problems. Treating teeth grinding can help you in multiple ways:
Prevent Jaw Pain
Many people clench or grind their teeth while they are sleeping. This puts stress on your temporomandibular joints (the joints where your lower jaw connects to the rest of your skull). That can lead to jaw pain and stiffness.
Stop the Headaches
The added pressure from teeth grinding can lead to headaches, earaches, and other pains. By alleviating your grinding, you can get relief from those pains as well.
Protect Your Smile
Teeth grinding wears down the enamel on your teeth and puts pressure on your gums. These can leave you more vulnerable to gum disease, cavities, and tooth infections.
We can design a bite guard just for you. This can stop the grinding and ease the pressure on your teeth and jaw joints. Call Carmichael Dental Care at 334-600-1423 or contact us online to request an appointment in Montgomery, AL.