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Assessing your oral health includes assessing all known oral health risks. Due to microscopic damage and enamel wear that can arise due to your diet or other abrasive materials, it is important to be aware of the risks associated with lifestyle choices as well as conscious conditions that can arise within your mouth itself. If you find yourself constantly grinding or gnashing your teeth due to stress or other related issues, you could be giving rise to what is known as bruxism. Because bruxism can happen unconsciously, the only way it is normally found is via the damage it causes.

Here are some common question and answers associated with symptoms of bruxism:

What is bruxism?
Bruxism is an oral health condition in which you grind or clench your teeth. If left untreated it can cause several oral health ailments.

How can oral health care treatments be used to help prevent bruxism?
By implementing effective oral hygiene daily routines, you can help keep your smile safe by constantly analyzing any damage that may occur. Visiting our dentists to look for damage can also be beneficial.

What are the benefits of bruxism prevention?
Bruxism leads to several ailments including chipped and cracked teeth or damage to your cheek tissues. By preventing bruxism, you may keep your teeth safe and improve other aspects of your oral health as well.

What are my options for treating bruxism?
If you are in need of a bruxism treatment, visit our dentists for a night guard or bite plate.

If you would like to have your teeth and gums examined by our team for signs of bruxism, please book an appointment with Drs. Hauptman or Rowhani and our team at our office in Falls Church, Virginia, by calling us at 703-241-0666.