Do You Grind Your Teeth While You Sleep?

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Do you grind your teeth at night? Not to worry, here is the Mantis Dentistry & Implant Center guide to treating teeth grinding.

Most teeth grinding will occur while sleeping. Consistent teeth grinding might be suspected with a sore jaw and dull headache in the mornings. Anxiety or stress are not the only reasons grinding may appear. It can also be related to an abnormal bite or missing or crooked teeth.

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Bruxism is a medical term used for grinding teeth. Bruxism can be identified by Doctor Dino Mantis through an oral examination of jaw tenderness and abnormalities in the teeth. Discuss a possible nightguard for teeth grinding.

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When tooth grinding occurs, the fear is resulting oral damage and pain. Here at Mantis Dentistry & Implant Center, we support oral health in many ways. Here are three things that may help:

  1. Control caffeine or alcohol intake as these may increase tooth grinding.
  2. Avoid gum and prohibit pen or pencil chewing. This benefits the jaw as it keeps the jaw from clenching repeatedly.
  3. Allow the jaw to relax; sometimes just setting your tongue between your teeth will help your jaw relax.

Every individual in our community from Chicago to Wilmette deserves a good night’s sleep as well as a pain-free, headache-free morning.

It’s no problem to come down to our office at 1625 N. Sheridan Rd., Wilmette, Illinois 60091, and consult with Doctor Mantis about this or any other dental concern. Call 847-256-4776 today to schedule an appointment.

We are enthusiastic about healthy, happy patients. A beautiful, confident smile allows full, honest interaction with others. Don’t live with pain. Consider the benefits of total wellness, general dentistry, or dental implants. Ask about sedation dentistry, general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, dentistry for total body wellness, or dental implants. Your needs are important to us.

Contact our staff at 847-256-4776 and discover a trustworthy practice that offers critical knowledge and the highest quality of care.


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1625 N Sheridan Rd Ste J
Wilmette, IL