Teeth Grinding: Not Just a Bad Habit, But a Dental Concern
The Reasons for Teeth Grinding
There are many reasons for teeth grinding. For some people, it’s a habit they acquired when they were a child and never grew out of. On the other hand, some research claims that the condition is related to stress, anxiety, or some other type of psychiatric issue. Still other studies point to everything from poor muscle control or over-eating before bed to gastro-esophageal issues. However, the root cause of the teeth grinding is less important than identifying preventive measures against it.
Common solutions to teeth grinding include:
Wearing a protective nightguard
Stress management techniques
Medications and muscle relaxers
When you make an appointment with Dr. James Wells at our Morehead City, NC office, we will assess your situation and determine what the best course of action is. Teeth grinding is a dental concern that can cause serious health issues down the road, so be sure to take preventive measures today.