Did you know that about 15% of people have a habit of grinding their teeth or clenching their jaws, a condition called bruxism? Clenching and grinding can be caused by multiple factors, such as stress or anxiety, and studies have shown that even sleep apnea can sometimes go hand-in-hand with grinding and clenching your teeth at night.
So, what can be done to help with this? A Night guard is often the answer to this problem!
Dr. Travis A. Roberts, DDS February 9th, 2021
Posted In: Sleep Apnea
Stress and anxiety can be a common occurrence in our society today. But what does it have to do with oral health and dentistry? Quite a lot, actually. Stress is one of the main factors of teeth grinding, often happening throughout the day and during sleep. A stressful or anxious situation can cause us to clench up and grind our teeth.
Here is an Overview of Teeth Grinding.
Dr. Travis A. Roberts, DDS July 28th, 2020
Posted In: Services | Procedures
Could custom mouthguards help you wake up in the morning more refreshed?? Have you ever woken up after a night of sleep with a stiff neck, sore jaw, or headache that you just couldn’t shake? Or perhaps you find that throughout the day, your mouth feels achy and tired and you just don’t know why. If so, you may suffer from bruxism, and today we’re going to tell you what this is, how to identify it, and a simple and easy way you can protect your teeth from it.
Dr. Travis A. Roberts, DDS August 14th, 2018
Posted In: Dental Health Tips