You know that in order to improve your bruxism disorder, you should come in to see our Riverside, CA team. Of course, as you meet with us, your Riverside dentist will suggest the use of an oral appliance (a mouthguard) that provides you with extremely effective and shockingly easy bruxism treatment. However, you wonder: Do you need more than that? The answer is yes! Fortunately, we can assist you with lifestyle changes and more. Begin becoming familiar with the details!
Stop The Caffeine
Bruxism disorder is one of those issues that is closely associated with considering things that cause muscle stimulation, tension, and more. What you want is relaxed muscles that aren’t firing off when you’re not voluntarily moving them, so the grinding and clenching isn’t happening anymore, explains your Riverside dentist. Unfortunately, when caffeine comes into the picture, this is often too much fuel or stimulation! So, do your best to dramatically cut back or to stop completely, so you have an easier time with successful bruxism treatment.
Careful With The Nicotine
Perhaps you’ve connected the dots between your smoking and your bruxism disorder. If they seem to coincide this is actually no coincidence! Remember that smoking includes the ingestion of nicotine, which is a stimulant, may also cause an increase in muscle stimulation and movement, which contributes to the grinding and clenching you experience. Your Riverside dentist reminds you that if you back off of the nicotine, this can help you manage your bruxism (not to mention, protect you from a long list of other problems associated with the use of tobacco).
Chew Far Less Throughout The Day
You might laugh at this at first glance but we remind you that when you’re encouraging muscle movement, you’re encouraging bruxism. So, aside from meals and a couple snacks, try not to create unnecessary movement through chewing. Examples? Skip chewing gum, light snacking for long periods of time, or nibbling on objects or fingernails!
Treat Bruxism With Complete Care
Taking care of a bruxism disorder issue is something that requires a complete approach, from addressing lifestyle changes to the use of an oral appliance. Come in for every facet of care you need for improvement! Give us a call in Riverside, 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.