Your Corona dentist has just one simple question for you today: Do you clench your teeth? The interesting thing about this inquiry is that you may immediately say, “Yes!” and then feel ready for us to talk with you about what to do about it. However, did you know that it’s possible you will immediately shake your head and say “no,” even though you actually do clench your teeth? Don’t know what we could possibly be talking about but we have certainly grabbed your interest? For all who have teeth, we encourage you to take just a moment to learn more about your smile and something called bruxism disorder with our Corona, CA team! If the details apply, you’ll be able to offer your smile important protection.
You Might Do It When You’re Stressed Or Focusing
If you’re someone who knows that you’re clenching your teeth sometimes because it’s a way that you cope with things (like feeling anxious), then this isn’t bruxism disorder. What it is? A tendency to bite down quite hard, tense your jaw muscles, and it’s just called clenching. We encourage you to remember that this isn’t good for your teeth or for your jaw joints (called your TMJs).
You Might Do It Frequently Without Noticing
Now, about that bruxism disorder: Your Corona dentist explains that it’s when you clench your teeth chronically and involuntarily (or when you grind them). This means you’re doing it quite frequently and you probably don’t know that it’s going on. This is problematic, as well, because it’s putting so much pressure on your teeth and jaws that you may end up with damage to both!
You May Need To Find Another Way To Channel Emotions
Our team encourages you to realize that if you are intentionally clenching, this is something to stop doing as soon as you can. It may feel like habit but if you remember to catch yourself and to relax your muscles, you can avoid everything from broken teeth to TMJ disorder down the line!
You May Need Treatment!
The good news is that when you need help for clenching due to bruxism, your Corona dentist can provide you with a preventive treatment!
Treat Your Bruxism Issue With Our Comfortable Care
Remember to let us know if you think you may need help with your bruxism disorder! We will be more than happy to offer treatment. Give us a call in Corona, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:
Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.
Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.
Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.
Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.
Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.
Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.