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Are you aware of what bruxism is? Bruxism is a common, yet potentially serious disorder that is recognized by a distinct grinding of your teeth while unconscious. In most occurrences, bruxism takes place while the victim is sleeping, making a diagnosis difficult to detect. Are you showing any signs of bruxism-related dental damage?

Not all forms of bruxism happen when you sleep. Because stress and anxiety can play a role in the creation of bruxism, you should try meditative techniques such as yoga or calming music when you start to feel overly stressed or anxious.

Locating the signs of bruxism is important, as the disorder can potentially go on for years before a person ever pinpoints their ailments. Be sure to check your teeth and gums for any signs of damage after you wake up every morning. Are you aware of or have you ever noticed any chips or cracks in your teeth that have no explanation of how they got there? Is the cheek tissue on your mouth heavily worn down? Do your teeth look extremely worn or shorter than usual? If so, bruxism may be the reason why.

No matter which option for your bruxism treatment you choose, Dr. H. Michael Long and our team at H. Michael Long, DDS will make sure that you receive the care and quality your smile requires. If you would like to come visit us at our dentist office in Tullahoma, Tennessee, please schedule an appointment at 931-455-2595. Come in today to learn all about the joys of bruxism treatments.