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Have you had your smile checked for signs of bruxism? This is a condition in which you subconsciously grind and clench your teeth while you sleep, and you may not even be aware of this habit. Bruxism can easily go undetected because most patients don’t know that it is occurring. We encourage you to take steps to know if you suffer from bruxism and need to see a dentist.

One of the most common signs of bruxism is a chronic dental pain. When you wake up in the morning, you may soreness in your teeth or jaw from grinding them all night. This could be accompanied by tooth sensitivity and an aching sensation in your head, such as an earache.

Your mouth can also experience physical damage from bruxism, resulting in your teeth wearing down and shrinking over time. Worn teeth may appear flat, dull, or heavily used. They can also chip and crack from excessive force. If you bite or chew your cheeks at night, you will notice damage to the cheek tissue.

If you need to schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Ellen Nam, to be screened for bruxism, please call 972-475-2321 today. If needed, we can provide you with customized bruxism treatment in Rowlett, Texas.