Dental Health, San Jose Dentist

Tips & Tricks for Teeth Grinders

Bruxism, the medical term for teeth grinding and jaw clenching, affects both kids and adults. While often caused by high levels of stress, bruxim can also be triggered by a misaligned bite and sleep disorders. Regardless of your underlying issue, here are a few tips and tricks to help:

  1. Take Notice – throughout the day notice if you’re clenching or grinding. Take a few deep breaths and place the tip of your tongue between your teeth. This helps the muscles in your jaw relax.
  2. Stop Chewing – on non-food items that is! Pencils, ice, etc. This also includes Untitled design (1)avoiding gum because it trains your jaw to clench and encourages teeth grinding.
  3. Cut Back – Avoid foods with added sugar, especially for children. Adults may find drinking alcohol intensify their condition. Cutting out liquor and limiting caffeine is recommended.
  4. Relax! – Especially before bedtime. Take a long bath, listen to mellow music, find what works best for you and enjoy it.

See Your Dentist – It’s important to be properly diagnosed. We’ll partner together to find the best treatment plan for your wellbeing! Call and schedule an exam today [PHONE]

Center For Advanced Dentistry

Dr. Steve Lim
105 N Bascom Ave., Suite 201
San Jose, CA 95128
Phone: (408) 292-2848

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