Have you ever heard of Bruxism? Do you grind your teeth at night while you sleep? Dr. Perry M. Iacovetti with Orthodontic Associates of Little Neck in Little Neck, New York, offers treatment for bruxism and is happy to give you some basic information that might help you understand it.
Bruxism is a condition that strikes while you sleep causing you to clench and grind your teeth. Usually, most people don’t realize they have fallen victim to it unless they are told so by someone else. Teeth grinding is caused by stress, anxiety, sleep disorders, crooked teeth, or abnormal bite patterns. Also, people who use tobacco or drink alcohol often are twice as likely to suffer from bruxism putting their teeth in danger.
This condition can be dangerous because over time it wears down your tooth enamel and can cause your teeth to fail and you may never even know it. In some cases, bruxism can cause you to crack or chip a tooth, suffer jaw soreness, or have terrible headaches. That is why getting treated for bruxism is vital to improving your oral health and your overall health.
If you are interested in finding out if you need help with bruxism, or if you need an oral health checkup, please call us today at 718.224.0040 to make an appointment. Our team is always happy to help you learn more about your oral health.