Do You Grind Your Teeth While You Sleep?

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Do you grind your teeth while you sleep in the Alexandria area? Here is the Mt. Vernon Center For Dentistry guide to treating teeth grinding.

Understand
Most teeth grinding will occur while sleeping. Consistent teeth grinding might be suspected with a sore jaw and dull headache in the mornings. Anxiety or stress are not the only reasons grinding may appear. It can also be related to an abnormal bite or missing or crooked teeth.

Visit Dentist
Bruxism is a medical term used for grinding teeth. Bruxism can be identified by Drs. Drs. Geren & Mady through an oral examination of jaw tenderness and abnormalities in the teeth. Discuss a possible nightguard for teeth grinding.

Get Control
When tooth grinding occurs, the fear is resulting oral damage and pain. Here at Mt. Vernon Center For Dentistry, we support oral health in many ways. Here are three things that may help:

  1. Control caffeine or alcohol intake as these may increase tooth grinding.
  2. Avoid gum and prohibit pen or pencil chewing. This benefits the jaw as it keeps the jaw from clenching repeatedly.
  3. Allow the jaw to relax; sometimes just setting your tongue between your teeth will help your jaw relax.

Every individual in our community from Mt. Vernon to Alexandria deserves a good night’s sleep as well as a pain-free, headache-free morning.

We are dedicated to healthy, happy patients. A beautiful, confident smile allows full, honest interaction with others. Don’t live with pain. Consider the benefits of cosmetic dentistry, family dentistry, or porcelain veneers. Ask about Invisalign, teeth whitening, sedation dentistry, dental crowns, or dental implants. Your needs are critical to us.

Contact our continuing education staff at 703-360-5881 and discover a trustworthy practice that offers critical knowledge and the highest quality of care.

Contact Mt. Vernon Center For Dentistry:

703-360-5881

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8101 Hinson Farm Rd Ste 114
Alexandria, Virginia
22306

Alexandria dentists, Dr. James Geren and Dr. Zeyad Mady, of Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry, provide provide exceptional cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, sedation dentistry, family dentistry and more for the Alexandria and Mount Vernon, VA area, including the communities of Old Town, Woodbridge, Newington, Franconia, Rose Hill, Lorton, Huntington, Fort Belvoir and Groveton, Virginia and zip codes 22306, 22308, and 22309.
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