Why Grinding Your Teeth Is More Than an Annoying Habit
Many patients who come to Lasting Impressions Family & Laser Dentistry in Hermon and Bangor, ME report having teeth grinding habits. Others grind their teeth and do not even realize it! However, it is simple for a dentist to pick up on grinding/bruxism behaviors. After all, repeated teeth grinding leads to the uneven and unnatural wear of tooth enamel - especially on the molars. Bruxism can also cause teeth to develop cracks and fractures, further compromising the integrity of the tooth structure.
Dr. Billings regularly helps both pediatric and adult patients overcome the negative effects of teeth grinding through solutions such as occlusal adjustments or specially crafted oral appliances worn at night.
Set up your appointment to talk about your own teeth grinding habit, or that of someone in your family, by calling our team today.