Have you been wondering if something is not quite right with your smile lately? Whether you’re suffering from minor or major discomfort, it’s important to remember that we always encourage you to schedule an appointment to see us, so we can get to the bottom of the problem. For patients who have been told that they grind their teeth – or for individuals experiencing discomfort with their teeth or surrounding structures, bruxism may be the culprit. Learn more about common symptoms and whether bruxism treatment may improve your oral health with some essential details.

About Bruxism

Bruxism is a term that we use to explain an involuntary yet chronic dental disorder. The main characteristics include either grinding one’s teeth or clenching one’s teeth. This places a significant and typically damaging amount of pressure, strain, and tension on your teeth as well as your jaw joints (called your TMJs – this stands for temporomandibular joints). We can identify a need for bruxism treatment during your twice-annual preventive appointments. Or, if you notice that you suffer from problems like sensitivity, headaches, jaw discomfort, facial fatigue, earaches, or worn tooth surfaces, contact us right away for an examination.

About Bruxism Treatment

Fortunately, bruxism is something that we can easily treat. When you visit us for bruxism treatment, we will explain some simple, helpful tips for preventing additional stress on your teeth and jaw joints. We will also provide you with an oral appliance that will prevent you from grinding or clenching. You will wear the customized device at bedtime and while you sleep, which offers immediate symptom relief and long-term damage protection.


At Dental Associates of Corona, we welcome the whole family for friendly, comprehensive dental care. To learn more about our dental services, including preventive, cosmetic, restorative, and emergency dentistry, as well as oral surgery and orthodontics, please contact us today at (951) 273-9580. We serve Corona and surrounding communities and look forward to scheduling an appointment that works with your calendar.