Teeth Grinding & Clenching Solutions

If you suffer from jaw pain, consistent earaches, headaches or have teeth that are wearing quickly, you may be grinding or clenching your teeth.

Clinically, teeth grinding and jaw clenching are known as bruxism. If frequent and severe enough, bruxism can cause significant damage to your health. 

What causes teeth grinding and clenching?

  • Stress or anxiety
  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol
  • Snoring or sleep apnea
  • Abnormal bite
  • Crooked or missing teeth

How is Bruxism treated?

  • Night Guards 
  • Bite appliances
  • Stress management
  • Jaw swelling management
  • Alternating which side of your mouth you chew on
  • Massaging or jaw muscle stretching exercises

Effects of clenching and grinding:

  • Worn-down teeth
  • Swollen jaw
  • Damaged jaw joint (TMJ)
  • Damaged dental procedure

Schedule Your Next Appointment

If you have any of the symptoms caused by bruxism or suspect you clench your teeth in your sleep, we encourage you to visit our office and explore ways to find relief.

  • Dr. Dudley and his team are top notch. I used to hate going to the dentist until I switched to Dr. Dudley. I have been going for over a year now and have experienced amazing results including healthier gums, less plaque, less sensitive teeth, straighter teeth through his modified invisalign program, and no more grinding teeth at night due to my custom night guard they made for me.

    Jennifer H.