If you suffer from teeth clenching or jaw pain as you sleep, then you are not alone. Our professional team here at Great Neck Dental Care in Great Neck, New York, takes your oral health very seriously, which is why we want to talk to you about how to get help for your bruxism, also known as teeth clenching, today, so you can get the help and treatment you need.
Bruxism can be caused by various things, from misaligned teeth to stress. However, stress, in most cases, is the most common reason for teeth clenching as you sleep. This often affects your sleep and rest habits, which can lead to many health conditions throughout your body. That is why the best way to treat this condition is to talk to your dentist, Dr. Behnam Y. Moghadasian, so you can find out the best way to treat your unique case.
In some cases, a simple night guard could be used to protect your teeth and jaw as you sleep. Muscle relaxers can also be used in some cases to help with the tension in your jaw. However, the most successful way to treat this condition is to exercise and reduce stress in your life, so you can lead a healthier life and have a healthier smile.
If you need help with your bruxism, or feel it’s time to come in for an appointment, please call us today at 516-717-4729 to set up an appointment with a member of our friendly staff. Our dental team is always happy to assist you in any way we can.