There are several symptoms which may suggest that you regularly grind your teeth. These include:
It’s hard to say exactly why you’re grinding your teeth, but one thing we do know for sure is that it’s linked with other symptoms such as anxiety, sleeping disorders, or stress.
But that’s not all… lifestyle choices can also cause bruxism. These include:
As you can see, there are plenty of reasons for people to grind their teeth. Once we’ve discovered why you’re grinding your teeth, we can recommend the best bruxism treatment for you.
If you think you’re grinding your teeth then it’s important to book an appointment with one of our experienced dentists in Cowes. A speedy diagnosis is a key to preventing serious damage.
Bruxism treatment is determined by what’s been causing you to grind your teeth and the extent of damage that may have occurred. If for instance, your bruxism is stress related then we may recommend cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to help you manage your situation better.
Often, simple techniques such as taking more exercise, learning muscle relaxation exercises, and changing your sleeping habits can also put a stop to teeth grinding.
In addition, one of the most common treatments we recommend for teeth grinders is to wear a mouth guard when they’re sleeping. This is custom made from an impression taken of your teeth to ensure a comfortable and effective night mouthguard. When worn regularly it helps alleviate pain and prevents any further damage to your teeth.
The sooner we diagnose it the quicker we can take effective action. Call Supreme Dental Cowes today on (03) 5952 2686 and let our caring professional dentists treat your teeth and alleviate your pain.
We accept all health fund insurance and we are preferred providers of Medibank Private, CBHS, NIB, and HCF.
Along with insurance, we accept Cash, Credit Cards & Dental Health Insurance Cards. We also accept and process vouchers under their Medicare Card (Children Dental Benefits Schedule), Department of Veteran Affairs Cards, and Victorian Emergency & Victorian General Dental Scheme.
Supreme Dental Cowes is conveniently located within Cowes (Philip Island) Medical Centre. There is plenty of parking directly out front in our car park on-site.