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Are you experiencing any symptoms associated with bruxism? If you are not aware, bruxism is an oral health disorder commonly connected with the grinding and clenching of your teeth. Unfortunately, most cases of bruxism occur when you are asleep, so you may not even know it is occurring. However, there are plenty of signs and symptoms to be on the lookout for. Furthermore, visit your dentist for a full exam for bruxism.

If you would like some advice on which oral health symptoms may be linked to bruxism, consider the following:

– Jaw conditions including a jaw that won’t fully open or close, may be the result of bruxism.
– Bruxism often causes an increase in tooth sensitivity.
– Are you currently suffering from a temporomandibular disorder? If so, TMJ is a known risk factor for bruxism.
– Another common risk factor for bruxism is sleep apnea, which is an oral health disorder linked to troubles breathing while asleep.
– Bruxism often makes teeth appear to be more dull or flat than you remember them.
– If you wake up with muscle soreness in your face or jaw, bruxism may be to blame.
– If the inner tissue of your mouth appears to be sore, chewed, or sensitive, it may be linked to bruxism.

If you would like to schedule a bruxism treatment session at Jack O. Smalley, DDS, simply call our dentist office in Farmington, New Mexico, at our number 505-327-3331. Dr. Jack Smalley and our entire team await. We look forward to helping you achieve the successful smile you desire.