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Ways to Stop Grinding Your Teeth

When you wake up in the morning, you expect to feel well rested and ready for the day, but what if instead of feeling great, you constantly have headaches or jaw pain? The answer might be something that you don’t even know you’re doing: grinding your teeth.

Though we’re mostly conscious of our actions throughout the day, when we undergo stress or are bored, sometimes our body finds a way to cope and for some, that’s grinding their teeth. Sometimes it happens at night while we sleep, in which case a night guard near you can be prescribed by your dentist in Encino. You don’t have to wait for a prescription though if you already know that teeth grinding is an issue for you. Night guards near you are available at most pharmacies and drug stores over the counter, but while they may be affordable, they’re not always comfortable. Getting a night guard through your dentist, although expensive, is far more comfortable as it is fitted to your mouth.

If a night guard in Encino doesn’t seem like a fitting choice for you, there are a couple other options.

Straightening Your Teeth: Misaligned teeth that don’t fit together properly in your mouth can lead to some uncomfortable situations. By using braces or Invisalign, you can correct the problem and avoid the symptoms of teeth grinding in the process.

Coping Strategies for Stress: The most common reason that people clench and grind their teeth is because of stress. However, having a healthy way of dealing with the stress such as a stress ball and other objects, may prevent you from resorting to clenching your teeth.

Contact us today for a consultation at our dentist office near you, to find out the best way to help with your teeth grinding.