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What Is Bruxism?

Do you wake up with pain in your face or jaw? Both are signs that you may have a teeth grinding habit that's also referred to as bruxism. 

This is a destructive habit, and most often occurs during sleep, so you may not be aware that you’re doing it. But your dentist will see the signs and can offer simple teeth grinding treatment in Woodinville, WA to relieve your pain and protect your teeth from damage. 

Signs That You Have a Teeth Grinding Habit

If you routinely experience any of the following, there’s a good chance that you’re bruxing. 

  • Facial pain
  • Jaw pain
  • Earaches
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Broken or chipped teeth

Even if these ...

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What is a Dental Night Guard? And Why Did You Recommend It?

Woman with Jaw Pain | Woodin Creek Dental

Have you recently noticed tooth pain or sensitivity? Do you wake up with pain in your head, neck, or shoulders? Does your jaw hurt when you open and close your mouth? 

All these symptoms may be related to a chronic teeth grinding or clenching habit called bruxism. But in many cases, your dentist can treat teeth grinding in Woodinville, WA, using a customized night guard to relieve these symptoms and protect your teeth from damage.

What Is a Dental Night Guard?

You may also hear a nightguard referred to as an occlusal splint or bite guard, and its purpose is to relieve the painful symptoms of teeth grinding. All these devices ...

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