Do you grind your teeth while you sleep? If so, you may be suffering from bruxism and should find immediate treatment. Dr. Steven Jung with Steven Jung, DMD, MS in Tracy, California, is highly skilled and trained in understanding bruxism and is happy to help you understand it too.
Basically, bruxism is a health condition that causes you to grind your teeth and occurs while you sleep. Oftentimes, people don’t realize they have it unless they are told by someone else. Teeth grinding is caused by sleep disorders, stress, anxiety, crooked teeth, or abnormal bite patterns. Furthermore, people who use tobacco or drink alcohol are twice as likely to struggle with bruxism.
Bruxism can be hazardous to your teeth because it wears down your tooth enamel and can cause your teeth to fail. Most people can crack or chip a tooth or suffer jaw soreness and headaches as a result of bruxism. That is why getting treated for bruxism is significant to improve your teeth and your overall health.
If you still have questions or wonder if your oral health is in healthy shape, please call us today at 209-835-0977 to set up an appointment. Our friendly and professional team is dedicated to providing you with excellent service and assistance.