Our teeth are protected by their remarkably strong outer layers of enamel, but problems can occur over time that wear them down and even cause noticeable damage. While friction from years of biting and chewing different foods can have an effect on the way you look, it can be hard to notice these gradual changes. However, if you have an issue with bruxism, or teeth grinding, it can be hard to avoid issues with visible wear and tear. Fortunately, this is a treatable condition. At our Riverside, CA dentist’s office, we can discuss protection in the form of a custom oral guard. We can also look at your treatment options if you want to do something about existing wear and tear.

The Effects Of Bruxism Should Not Be Ignored

If you start to think that nightly teeth grinding is affecting you, bring the matter up to your dentist before you have to deal with worsening complications. The problems you experience can include visible damage to teeth, including chips and cracks that require restorative dental work. You can also experience persistent pain issues from TMJ disorder. While you should reach out for help once you suspect that this condition affects you, it is something that we can identify during a dental exam.

Services That Restore Damaged And Misshapen Teeth

To address the wear and tear that already affects the way you look, we can discuss different services. Through cosmetic dental work, we can make important changes to the shape and condition of teeth with conservative alterations. Through tooth bonding and contouring work, we can actually make these changes in just one appointment! For more serious damage, we may need to move forward with treatment that relies on dental crowns to take care of vulnerable enamel.

How Can You Make Sure Bruxism Does Not Affect You In The Future?

To prevent further issues with bruxism, we will provide a custom guard that you can wear while you are asleep. When in place, the guard will stop you from doing the kind of grinding and clenching that damages your enamel. This protection can also help to ease tension on your jaw.

Talk To Your Riverside, CA Dentist About Treating Bruxism

Dealing with the impact of bruxism will help you protect your smile and improve your quality of life! If you would like to discuss this condition, you can reach any of our locations by calling the following:

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

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 Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.