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Have you ever checked your mouth for signs of bruxism? Although bruxism can be treated, its symptoms can easily mask themselves as other conditions inside the sphere of oral health care. Treating your mouth for bruxism should begin immediately after you notice the signs and symptoms of it that may be present.

Bruxism is an oral health condition caused by the grinding and gnashing of your teeth together. Typically, bruxism goes undetected because it happens unconsciously and often while you’re asleep. However, symptoms of bruxism can be seen after you wake up. Speak with a roommate or sleep partner you can talk to about symptoms while asleep, including snoring and audibly grinding your teeth. Otherwise, you can often determine you’ll bruxism analysis based on symptoms that you can spot when you wake up.

Check your teeth to see if there are any signs of chipping or cracking on a daily basis to ensure they are not being damaged through the night. Furthermore, inspect your teeth and determine if they look flattened or worn down. Additional symptoms of bruxism include pain similar to earaches, tongue indentations, a locked jaw, sleep apnea and TMJ disorders, damage to the insides of your cheeks, jaw pain, tooth sensitivity, and tooth enamel wear. If you display any of these symptoms, visit us for a bruxism exam.

If you suffer from bruxism, contact Simple Smiles Dentistry at 973-977-8181 to see if a treatment such as a night guard is right for you. If you are looking for a dentist in Patterson, New Jersey, you can schedule an oral examination with Dr. Carlos Rojas and our team at our dentist office. We are here to help you get your smile back on track!