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Do you grind your teeth at night? Or even during the day? If so, it’s time to take action to treat it. The teeth-grinding habit can severely damage your smile, especially because it can wear away and even fracture your teeth. You don’t want a broken smile, do you? So, please use our tips to treat the issue and reduce the effects the habit has on your smile.

Oftentimes, people grind their teeth because they are stressed. If this is the case for you, try to relax as much as possible. Try exercising, stress counseling, treatment from a physical therapist, or relaxation medication.

To protect your teeth while you sleep, it’s best to wear a mouthguard. Mouthguards are beneficial appliances that shelter your pearly whites and protect them from wear and tear. This is because your teeth won’t touch when you wear a guard, which will keep them from harming and destroying each other.

Fortunately, there are some lifestyle changes you can make that can help you rid the habit and reduce the effects. Some of those changes are cutting back on caffeinated drinks, avoiding alcohol consumption, avoiding chewing on pens and pencils, and trying techniques that help you relax.

If you use our tips and recommendations, there is a good chance you’ll be on your way toward a strong and healthy smile. However, you are always welcome to call Brandon Burger, DDS at 615-889-8202 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about teeth grinding in Hermitage, Tennessee. The sooner you call us, the sooner Dr. Brandon Burger and our dental team will be able to help you. We look forward to hearing from you!