The Dangers of Grinding | Dr. Devanshu Chowdhary

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Understanding and Treating Teeth Grinding with Spring Mill Family Dental and Dr. Devanshu Chowdhary

Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is a habit that many people get into without realizing it, and it can be damaging for several reasons. If you or your child have been struggling with teeth grinding, it’s important to make an appointment with us at Spring Mill Family Dental. Dr. Devanshu Chowdhary and our team will assess the damage to your teeth and assist you in finding solutions. Here’s what you need to know about teeth grinding.

Why Do We Grind Our Teeth?
Teeth grinding can have various causes. Stress and anxiety, an improper bite, and sleep disorders are among the common reasons. When your teeth are not aligned properly, they can rub against each other while you bite or chew, leading to grinding. Interestingly, smoking and alcohol have been linked to an increase in teeth grinding, with smokers and alcohol drinkers being twice as likely to experience bruxism compared to non-smokers and non-drinkers.

What Grinding Does to Your Teeth
Grinding wears down your teeth, causing damage, increased sensitivity, and even loosening teeth. Similar to bones, teeth can crack or fracture due to grinding. They can also become flattened from constant rubbing. Besides damaging your teeth, grinding can lead to other complications like jaw pain and headaches. Waking up with a sore, tired jaw is often a sign of teeth grinding during the night.

What We Can Do
If grinding is an issue for you, schedule an appointment with us. We’ll assess the extent of the damage caused by grinding and work with you to identify a solution to keep your teeth strong and healthy. In many cases, we may recommend wearing a mouth guard at night to prevent your teeth from pressing against each other. Additionally, if stress is the cause, we’ll prioritize finding ways to reduce stress and anxiety. Stress is a common cause in adults, while improper alignment is more prevalent in children.

Don’t wait until grinding leads to sensitivity and pain. Contact us at Spring Mill Family Dental for an evaluation and treatment plan. Our professional dental team, led by Dr. Devanshu Chowdhary, will address the cause of your grinding and determine a solution to protect your teeth from further damage.

For more information on keeping your teeth strong and healthy, please reach out to our office. We’re here to assist you!

Springmill Family Dental of Westfield
Phone: 317-798-0999
16072 Spring Mill Station Dr, Suite 101
Westfield, IN 46074

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Dentist Westfield

16072 Spring Mill Station Drive Ste 101
Westfield, IN 46074

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Tuesday: 8am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 6pm
Thursday: 8am - 5pm
Friday: 7am - 4pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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