Almost 100 percent of people will grind their teeth at some point in their lifetime. Medical reporter Juli McDonald falls right into that statistic, and so she went to Prairie Rose Dentistry to learn more.
The condition, called bruxism, is usually caused by stress. So I guess the best solution for me is if you can make my job here at KFYR as stress-free as possible.
If you`re someone who consistently wakes up with a headache or jaw pain in the morning, you might be a victim of bruxism. Not sure if you grind? Ask the person with whom you share a bed.
“We can see the wear areas at night and we`ll ask the patient do you grind your teeth at night or do you clench your teeth, and a lot of people will say no and then a spouse will be in and say, `Oh yeah they grind their teeth all the time….dentists recommend the average grinders to have impressions made and slip in a mouth guard before heading to bed.
“Bite splints that they`ll wear at night that will kind of help them protect the teeth. There`s various different types of appliances we can make, whether it`s soft or hard types of plastic..read more
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