Teeth Grinding/ Bruxism
Treating Patients for Over 20 Years
Are you grinding your teeth at night? Teeth grinding, also known as "bruxism"
usually happens to people as they sleep. In adults, teeth grinding is
caused by sleep disorders, stress and anxiety, an abnormal bite, crooked
or missing teeth. While it may seem like just a nightly nuisance, continuous
teeth grinding can have damaging effects and lead to:
- Tooth fractures
- Jaw soreness
- Painful teeth
- Loose teeth
If you are grinding your teeth, Dr. Mark Weitzman can fit you with a form-fitting
mouth guard that will protect your teeth at night, while you sleep. If
you suspect that your teeth grinding is a result of stress, we may recommend
that you find ways to relax. For some patients, yoga and exercise can
help reduce the effects of stress and anxiety.
We have been treating patients for teeth grinding
for more than 20 years, and our commitment to superior quality dental care has earned us a reputation
as one of Ventura's top dental offices. We have earned notable distinctions such as
"Top Dentist" in Ventura County, and
"Best of Ventura County."
Teeth Grinding in Adults & Children
Teeth grinding is common in people of all ages, including young children.
While teeth grinding in adults is often linked to stress and anxiety,
this is not typically the case with children. The good news is that teeth
grinding in children is not usually a harmful habit and they usually outgrow
it in adolescence.
Children often grind their teeth due to allergies, misaligned teeth, or
mouth irritation. If your child's teeth grinding has you concerned,
let us know and we'll identify the causes and explain his or her treatment options.
If you are grinding your teeth, we encourage you to
contact our office to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Mark Weitzman, a premier Ventura dentist!