Do You Grind Your Teeth While You Sleep?

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Here is the Steven T. Cutbirth DDS 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.

Visit Dentist
Bruxism is a medical term used for grinding teeth. Bruxism can be identified by Dr. Steven Cutbirth through an oral examination of jaw tenderness and abnormalities in the teeth. Discuss a possible nightguard for teeth grinding.

Get Control
When tooth grinding occurs, the fear results in oral damage and pain. Here at Steven T. Cutbirth DDS 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 Waco to Waco 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 1613 Lake Success Dr, Waco, Texas 76710, and consult with Dr. Cutbirth about this or any other dental concern. Call 254-772-5420 today to schedule an appointment.

We are devoted to healthy, happy patients. A beautiful, confident smile allows full, honest interaction with others. Don’t live with pain. Consider the benefits of cosmetic dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, or restorative dentistry. Ask about IV sedation, sleep apnea treatment, general dentistry, TMJ headache relief, or restorative dentistry. Your needs are vital to us.

Contact our solid staff at 254-772-5420 and discover a trustworthy practice that offers important knowledge and the highest quality of care.


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1613 Lake Success Dr
Waco, Texas


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