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CAN YOUR TEETH FEEL STRESSED? YES!!! Your teeth can feel stressed! Clenching and grinding is called "BRUXISM." When a person is under stress sometimes they can clench and grind their teeth. Clenching and grinding, puts hundreds and pounds of pressures on tooth surfaces. Typically 20 to 40 pounds on the teeth. Broken and chipped teeth are some of the results. Grinding can and will wear off enamel until the softer, dentin layer of the teeth is exposed. Teeth can also be worn flat. When a person clenches their teeth, you can get pain in the jaw, neck pain, headaches. Overworked muscles in the jaw, neck and face cause the pain. Breaking the clench and grinding habit is not easy, many patients try over-the-counter night guards that prevent the teeth from coming together and those allows the muscles to relax. What works better are customer made appliances that fit in the patients' mouth. These special mouth guards are made in the dental lab. A tooth fractured from clenching and grinding may been to be pulled, or it could require a root canal or crown. New Patients Always Welcome Bremen Family Dentistry 1712 W. Plymouth St. Dr. Doug Tolle, DDS Bremen Family Dentistry 574-546-2851 www.bremenfamilydentistry.com Bremen, IN 46506 CAN YOUR TEETH FEEL STRESSED? YES!!! Your teeth can feel stressed! Clenching and grinding is called "BRUXISM." When a person is under stress sometimes they can clench and grind their teeth. Clenching and grinding, puts hundreds and pounds of pressures on tooth surfaces. Typically 20 to 40 pounds on the teeth. Broken and chipped teeth are some of the results. Grinding can and will wear off enamel until the softer, dentin layer of the teeth is exposed. Teeth can also be worn flat. When a person clenches their teeth, you can get pain in the jaw, neck pain, headaches. Overworked muscles in the jaw, neck and face cause the pain. Breaking the clench and grinding habit is not easy, many patients try over-the-counter night guards that prevent the teeth from coming together and those allows the muscles to relax. What works better are customer made appliances that fit in the patients' mouth. These special mouth guards are made in the dental lab. A tooth fractured from clenching and grinding may been to be pulled, or it could require a root canal or crown. New Patients Always Welcome Bremen Family Dentistry 1712 W. Plymouth St. Dr. Doug Tolle, DDS Bremen Family Dentistry 574-546-2851 www.bremenfamilydentistry.com Bremen, IN 46506