Do you know if you are struggling with bruxism? What if we were to tell you that you might have it and have no idea? Of course, if your Corona dentist were to explain the symptoms of bruxism disorder to you, there’s a good chance you might suddenly think to yourself, “Oh, so that explains it!” Let’s fill you in on the stuff you need to know, so you feel comfortable alerting us if you notice changes (or so you aren’t surprised when we ask questions during a visit).
Have You Been Diagnosed With TMD Already?
Your Corona dentist reminds you that bruxism and TMD share many symptoms. Remember that grinding or clenching your teeth may aggravate your TMJs. In turn, poorly functioning jaw joints may make it more likely for you to deal with problems with your smile. Find out more simply by seeing us and asking questions.
Do Your Teeth Feel Sensitive Or Look Worn?
If your teeth feel sensitive, then you may be dealing with bruxism disorder. When you’re consistently dragging your teeth back and forth, you irritate them. Do they look worn? When the outermost layer (enamel) becomes thin, it makes it harder to chew and it leaves nerves closer to the surface. This leads to (you guessed it) sensitivity.
Have You Been Tipped Off?
Someone might have given you a huge clue that you’re dealing with bruxism, explains your Corona dentist: They may have pretty much told you it’s happening. Think through comments about your smile and see us if grinding or clenching comes up.
Gain Knowledge From Our Team Regarding Bruxism
Learn about bruxism, so you have a better chance of protecting yourself from this preventable disorder. Give us a call in Corona, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:
Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.
Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.
Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.
Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.
Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.
Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.