Are you a teeth grinder? Most people who grind their teeth at night have no idea they’re doing it, unless their spouse hears them. But dentists recognize the typical symptoms of teeth grinding (bruxism): headaches, jaw or tooth pain, and fractured or unevenly worn teeth.

Causes of teeth grinding

Grinding or bruxism can be caused by:

  • Stress, worry
  • Sleep disorders
  • Abnormal bite
  • Missing or crooked teeth

Teeth grinding in children

Teeth grinding is fairly common in children, and the problem generally resolves by the time they reach adolescence, before it becomes a problem. However, the grinding may need to be corrected if it is caused by allergies, irritation in the mouth or misaligned teeth. Dr. Boyajian can help you uncover the problem.

Protecting teeth from grinding with a night guard

Until you determine the reason for your teeth grinding and find a cure for it, a night guard will protect your teeth while you sleep. Wearing the appliance may feel a little awkward at first, but when your headaches and tooth pain are gone, you’ll be glad you did.

Gallery Dental Arts in Beverly Hills can custom-fit a night guard for your mouth and give you a restful night’s sleep free of grinding and pain.

We invite you to call today to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Boyajian, one of Beverly Hills’ premier cosmetic, general and holistic dentists. It would be our pleasure to serve you.