How Tooth Grinding Can Damage Your Smile

tooth grinding treatment FresnoTeeth grinding is a common issue among people of all ages. Formally called bruxism,, it’s bad for the teeth and can lead to other problems. We keep an eye out for it at every checkup, at Mirelez Wellness Dental in Fresno.

Bruxism is when a person involuntarily clenches their jaw or rubs their teeth together. It often occurs during sleep, but can happen in the daytime too. It can affect kids and adults. Some people grind their teeth intermittently when they are going through periods of unusual stress. For others, it becomes a habit over a period of time.

The Dangers of Teeth Grinding

  • It can result in loose teeth
  • It can cause physical pain in the teeth or face
    • Headaches
    • Jaw pain
    • Ear pain
    • Tooth pain
  • It can crack teeth
  • It can wear down enamel
  • It can cause problems with the alignment of the bite

Tips/Ways to Help Stop Grinding Your Teeth

  • Wear a mouthguard to bed
  • Biofeedback
  • Physical therapy
  • Stress relief exercises
  • Avoid caffeine
  • Avoid alcohol

What To Do

  • Talk to us about a custom night guard or splint
  • Talk to your primary care physician about possible underlying medical issues
  • Talk to a sleep medicine specialist

At Mirelez Wellness Dental in Fresno we are a holistic practice committed to the best dental and overall health possible for each patient. People from Medera, Selma, and Oakhurst trust us with their smiles! We also offer complete family dentistry services. Schedule an appointment today!

Contact Mirelez Wellness Dental:


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5492 N Palm Ave Ste B
Fresno, CA – California


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