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Teeth Grinding

Middle aged couple sitting on a Santa Barbara Beach in the sand smiling up with healthy teeth.

Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is a habit people of all ages can suffer from. You might be aware that you clench or grind your teeth during the day or night, but quite often people are completely unaware this is something they are doing. During your dental examination at Beachside Dental, Dr. Savidan will be able to properly diagnose if you are suffering from the effects of teeth grinding.

Signs and symptoms of teeth grinding include:

  • Sensitive teeth
  • Loose teeth
  • Fractured or chipped teeth
  • Worn or flattened teeth
  • Sore jaws or TMJ joints
  • Frequent headaches

There are various strategies aimed and reducing teeth grinding, including stress-relief strategies and establishing a more soothing sleep environment. More commonly, Dr. Savidan recommends a custom-made mouthguard that prevents the surfaces of your teeth from rubbing against each other while you are sleeping. Another new and exciting treatment offered at Beachside Dental, involves Dr. Savidan injecting a proper amount of Botox into the facial muscles involved with teeth grinding. More information on this form of treatment can be found on our website, under Cosmetic Dentistry.