The Dangers of Grinding | Dr. Carly Hamilton

Dentist Downtown Winnipeg

Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is a common yet harmful habit that many individuals unknowingly develop. If you or your child are experiencing issues with teeth grinding, it’s essential to schedule an appointment with Dr. Carly Hamilton at Upper Fort Dental. Our team will evaluate the damage and provide solutions tailored to your needs. Here’s what you should know about teeth grinding.

Causes of Teeth Grinding

Teeth grinding can stem from various factors, including stress, anxiety, an improper bite, and sleep disorders. Studies have shown that habits like smoking and alcohol consumption can exacerbate bruxism, making affected individuals twice as likely to experience it.

Effects of Teeth Grinding

Grinding wears down the teeth, leading to damage, increased sensitivity, and even tooth loosening. It can result in cracks, fractures, and flattened teeth, leaving individuals vulnerable to further complications. Additionally, grinding can cause jaw pain and headaches, especially upon waking up.

Treatment Options

At Upper Fort Dental, we offer personalized treatment plans to address teeth grinding. After assessing the extent of damage, we may recommend wearing a mouth guard at night to prevent teeth from grinding against each other. For cases related to stress, we prioritize stress reduction techniques. For children, improper alignment is often the primary cause, requiring specialized treatment.

Don’t wait until teeth grinding leads to pain and sensitivity. Schedule an appointment with us for an evaluation and treatment plan tailored to your needs. Our experienced dental team is dedicated to protecting your teeth and ensuring your oral health. Contact Upper Fort Dental today for more information and to book your appointment. Your healthy smile starts here!

Upper Fort Dental of Downtown Winnipeg
Phone: 204-783-2288
108-305 Broadway
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C3J7