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Do you think that bruxism causing your smile to deteriorate? This is a common yet invisible sleep disorder characterized by grinding or gnashing your teeth unconsciously.

Catching yourself in the act of teeth grinding is nearly impossible as you probably do it while you sleep. However, if you have a roommate or sleep partner, ask them to check for any signs of you clenching or grinding your teeth while you sleep. They may hear it or just see your teeth grinding or your jaw may simply appear to be clenched.

For signs that are easier to spot, check your teeth to see if they look worn down or dull. Do they appear flat or shorter than you recall? If so, the cause may be bruxism. You may also have jaw soreness, facial pain, TMJ disorders, sleep apnea, frequent headaches or earaches, gnawed cheek tissue, an indented tongue, and augmented soreness in your facial area when you wake up.

If you believe you have bruxism, don’t delay in visiting Montes Periodontics & Implant Dentistry for treatment. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Shelly Montes and our team at our dentist office in Cumming, Georgia, you can call us at 770-781-3685. We’re here to ensure that your smile is in the best of shape.