Do you wake up with a sore jaw in the morning and realize you have been grinding or clenching your teeth at night? This condition called bruxism, can cause more than a sore jaw. It can actually harm your teeth by wearing them down. At Greenville Family Dentistry in Greenville, TX, we offer night guards to protect our patients’ teeth from grinding. Keep reading to find out how grinding will cause pain and sensitivity to your teeth.
Continual grinding of your teeth can start to wear down enamel. When the enamel is worn down, it exposes nerve tubules which lead to the nerve center of the tooth. This will lead to that sensitive feeling that can be present when eating or drinking cold or hot foods, brushing your teeth, or even during air exposure. While there are toothpastes that can help decrease sensitivity, there is nothing that beats your enamel. In addition, the worn down enamel can make your teeth prone to cavities.
If you grind your teeth at night, a night guard can offer you protection. To set up an appointment with Greenville Family Dentistry in Greenville, TX, call us at (903) 455-6701 or visit our website, www.greenvillefamilydentistrytx.com.