Do your chompers suffer from the regular wear and tear of teeth grinding? If so, please don’t ignore it. If you’re not careful, the habit can wear away and even break your teeth. This is why it’s best to treat the habit and reduce the pressure and stress on your teeth as much as possible. To help you do so, Dr. Pantea Nooraee and our dental team have some helpful tips and information for you.
Oftentimes, people grind their teeth because they are stressed. If this is the case for you, try to relax as much as possible. Try exercising, stress counseling, treatment from a physical therapist, or relaxation medication.
To protect your teeth while you sleep, it’s best to wear a mouthguard. Mouthguards are beneficial appliances that shelter your pearly whites and protect them from wear and tear. This is because your teeth won’t touch when you wear a guard, which will keep them from harming and destroying each other.
The last tip we have for you is to make the necessary life changes. Fortunately, there are many things you can change in your life that can help you stop grinding your teeth. Those things are cutting back on caffeinated drinks, avoiding alcohol consumption, trying relaxation methods, and avoiding tooth-harming habits, like using your teeth as tools and chewing on objects, like pens, pencils, and ice.
Do you have questions about how to treat the teeth grinding habit in Frisco, Texas? If so, don’t hesitate to give Twins Family Dentistry a call. All you need to do is dial (972) 335-3000 and our dental team will be more than happy to help you in any way we can. We look forward to helping you take care of your smile!