Do You Grind Your Teeth While You Sleep?

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Here is the Thompson & Frey Cosmetic & Family Dentistry guide to treating teeth grinding.

Most teeth grinding will occur while sleeping. Consistent teeth grinding might be suspected with a sore jaw and dull headache in the mornings. Anxiety or stress are not the only reasons grinding may appear. It can also be related to an abnormal bite or missing or crooked teeth.

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Bruxism is a medical term used for grinding teeth. Bruxism can be identified by Drs. David Thompson and Vicki Frey through an oral examination of jaw tenderness and abnormalities in the teeth. Discuss a possible nightguard for teeth grinding.

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When tooth grinding occurs, the fear is resulting oral damage and pain. Here at Thompson & Frey Cosmetic & Family Dentistry we support oral health in many ways. Here are three things that may help:

  1. Control caffeine or alcohol intake as these may increase tooth grinding.
  2. Avoid gum and prohibit pen or pencil chewing. This benefits the jaw as it keeps the jaw from clenching repeatedly.
  3. Allow the jaw to relax; sometimes just setting your tongue between your teeth will help your jaw relax.

Every individual in our community from Owensboro to Owensboro deserves a good night’s sleep as well as a pain-free, headache-free morning.

It’s no problem to come down to our office at 3164 Alvey Park Dr E, Owensboro, Kentucky 42303 and consult with Drs. Vicki Frey about this or any other dental concern. Call 270-683-0620 today to schedule an appointment.

We are passionate about healthy, happy patients. A beautiful, confident smile allows full, honest interaction with others. Don’t live with pain. Consider the benefits of Six Month Smiles, cosmetic dentistry, or general dentistry. Ask about family dentistry, root canals, sedation dentistry, dental crowns, or Invisalign. Your needs are important to us.

Contact our friendly and helpful staff at 270-683-0620 and discover a trustworthy practice that offers vital knowledge and the highest quality of care.

David Thompson and Vicki Frey
Thompson & Frey Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
3164 Alvey Park Dr E
Owensboro, Kentucky 42303


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