Stress is a fact of life, and how you deal with it can have a direct impact on your body, including your smile. If you grind or clench your teeth, a condition known as bruxism, you can damage your smile over time. You may do these things in reaction to stress or even while you sleep. In some cases, particularly with children, the condition may go away on its own. But if you have noticed the signs of bruxism or have been told that you grind your teeth at night, call Citrus Smiles at 972-472-8862 for an appointment with our dentists. Some of the symptoms of bruxism may include:
- Tooth sensitivity
- Worn tooth enamel
- Pain in the jaw, face or even the ears
- A tight feeling in the jaw
- Indentations on the side of the tongue
Our dentists can see you for an appointment for a custom night guard in Murphy and Wylie, Texas, which can cushion and protect your teeth against grinding and relieve your discomfort. If someone in your home struggles with this problem or if you are grinding your teeth at night, please reach out to our office today to schedule your visit. We look forward to helping you protect your smile!