Whether you believe it or not, your teeth-grinding habit can be dangerous for your smile, especially because it can crack and wear away your teeth. This is why it’s important to do all you can to treat the issue and reduce the effects it can have on your smile and oral health. To help you do so, Dr. Malcolm J Boykin DDS and our dental team have some tips and information for you.
Most of the time, the teeth-grinding habit results from severe stress. If this is the case for you, try to reduce your stress by attending stress counseling classes, exercising, seeing a physical therapist, or taking a muscle relaxant. These things can be extremely helpful, but it’s preferred to try natural therapy before any type of 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.
If you’re interested in a custom-made mouthguard, or if you would like to know more about how to treat your teeth-grinding habit in Ramona, CA, please call [practice_name] when you can. All you need to do is dial [phone] and our dental team will be more than happy to assist you. We look forward to helping you!