Teeth grinding is a common behavior among people of all ages. Known formally as bruxism, it is when someone involuntarily clenches or grinds their teeth. It can have serious consequences, but is treatable at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City.
Teeth grinding can occur during the day or night and can affect children and adults. Some people grind their teeth intermittently, while in others it is regular behavior.
Teeth grinding can be painful and damaging to your smile. It can also have a long-term affect on physical and mental health.
The Dangers of Teeth Grinding
- It can bring about loose teeth
- It can cause physical pain in the teeth or face
- It can crack teeth
- It can wear down enamel
- It can cause alignment issues
The causes of bruxism are not fully understood. It may be a combination of physical, psychological, and genetic factors.
The good news is that it is treatable. Stress reduction techniques are helpful, as is wearing a night guard when you sleep.
At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City we offer comprehensive dental care. People from San Mateo, Pacifica, and Half Moon Bay come to us for dental implants, complete general dentistry, and much more. Schedule an appointment with us today!
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