Teeth Grinding Relief
Do you habitually grind your teeth?
Teeth grinding and jaw clenching is a condition referred to as bruxism, and it can occur at any age and for various reasons.
Bruxism can lead to tooth wear and breakage, which contributes to altering a person’s bite (occlusion). This, in turn, can result in TMJ disorder, which causes nagging to debilitating symptoms.
It is important to stop bruxism so that the teeth and bite remain in good health. If teeth are repaired, but grinding still occurs, new dental work will become worn and broken.
How we can help: Dr. Latimer can design and fabricate a custom oral appliance to prevent teeth grinding, clenching and muscle tension.
Many people experience bruxism while sleeping, and, thus, an oral appliance may be referred to as a night guard.
At your first visit, Dr. Latimer will assess your tooth wear, recommend an appliance to eliminate bruxing, then rebuild the compromised teeth to restore your bite to its optimal position.
Latimer Dental Arts wants to help you with all your dental needs. For more information, please email us or request an appointment with Dr. Susan Latimer, and we will be in touch with you shortly.