Bruxism: The Good, The Bad, The Wonderful!

So, you find out that you have bruxism disorder when you visit our Virginia Beach, VA team and you’re a little worried. Or, you read about bruxism or hear about it from a friend and you’re thinking to yourself, hmm, this may explain what’s been going on with my teeth lately! Whatever the particular circumstance, we would like to help you gain a quick and more thorough perspective regarding what to make of chronic grinding and clenching. While it’s not a good thing for your oral health, there is certainly hope and improvement just around the corner! Learn more about the good, the bad, and even the wonderful.

The Good News

The good news about bruxism disorder is that it isn’t something that has to progress to an extent of causing damage. Instead, it’s a disorder we can help you find, that we can address, and that can stop having a serious impact on your oral health.

The Bad Details

Now, for the bad: Bruxism disorder comes with some negatives. First, it can be hard to detect on your own. This is because patients often don’t know they’re grinding or clenching. As mentioned, it’s also a problem that can have a significant impact on your oral health because of the constant friction associated with grinding or the frequent pressure associated with clenching. Remember this consistent tooth-over-tooth movement or pressing together of teeth can cause damage that worsens over time. Grinding often leads to erosion and clenching of teeth often causes teeth to give way by cracking. What you need is protection from our team.

The Wonderful!

We are happy to report that you aren’t trapped in a world in which there’s no way to discover bruxism disorder or to treat it. Instead, the wonderful news is that we can pretty much do all of the heavy lifting for you in this area: Even if you don’t recognize it, we will detect the problem when you see us for your twice-a-year visits, meaning there’s no time for damage to develop. Next, of course, is the fact that treating it is so very easy and effective. Come in soon for preventive protection!

Don’t Let Bruxism Get In The Way Of Oral Health

See our team for dental checkups and for any recommended bruxism care to ensure you are keeping your smile and your jaw joints safe and sound from the grinding and clenching associated with this disorder. Contact Absolute Dental Care today in Virginia Beach, VA to schedule a visit by calling (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hampton, Eastern Shore, and all surrounding communities.