Do you wake up with a headache? Do you clench your jaw?  It is surprising the number of people who do but remain unaware they are grinding their teeth and causing serious damage. Some people don’t even know they have worn down individual teeth until they visit their dentist and the severity of the problem is pointed out, or the tooth loss has become self-evident when they look in the mirror and see the damage they have done.  Don’t wear down your teeth or let your teeth wear you down. If you suffer from bruxism, visit the Same Day Teeth Suite.

Teeth grinding, technically known as bruxism, can remain unnoticed if you are clenching your teeth and grinding while you are asleep.  You might be aware you are not getting a good night’s right but remain unaware you are damaging your teeth as the gradually get worn down.

It is surprising the number of people who grind their teeth while they sleep.  Some people grind their teeth because they are anxious or depressed but the condition is further exacerbated through ageing, illness and stress.  Unless teeth grinding is prevented in the early stages, it can lead to pain and distress as the enamel on your teeth is slowly worn away and you stand a chance of losing your teeth.  If bruxism is diagnosed before you have done any serious damage, wearing a protective mouthguard at night can alleviate the problem. The mouthguard must be made to fit you personally by your dentist and not bought off the shelf.  Cognitive behaviour therapy, or yoga and deep breathing exercises to help you relax and reduce stress can be an alternative permanent solution to bruxism and an alternative to wearing a mouthguard but these methods are not a quick fix.  A lot depends on your commitment to solving the problem.

For some unfortunate patients, the problem of tooth grinding has gone on too long or has remained undiagnosed. So much damage has been done over time; they have suffered tooth loss.   It is imperative the lost teeth are replaced if you are not to suffer further serious dental problems.   If your situation has become extreme, the Same Day Teeth Suite won’t let the problem wear you down, causing more stress and anxiety,  but will fit replacement teeth to solve the problem.

Natural teeth can be replaced with dental implants, crowns, bridges or dentures.  Dental implants are fitted into your jaw bone with a titanium post replacing the root of the damaged tooth and a false tooth, skillfully matched to your existing teeth, fitted on the post.  The SameDay Teeth Suite oversees the design and manufacture of high-quality abutments and crowns from the best dental technicians for each patient. There are alternatives to dental implants including a bridge with a false tooth abutted between existing teeth and dentures, removable false teeth.  Your dentist will help you decide and have your replacement teeth made and fitted without causing further stress.

All’s not lost.  If you think you grind your teeth, or you need replacement teeth, make an appointment with the SameDay Teeth Suite HERE.

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