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WHAT IS BRUXISM? Bruxism is the clenching or grinding of the teeth that often occurs while a person is sleeping. The symptoms of bruxism are: A sore tired jaw Difficulty in opening and closing your mouth Sensitive teeth Earaches or pain in your jaw joint Bruxism can cause other dental problems. When you brux, the force on your teeth is many times greater than during normal chewing. These forces can cause: Flattened or worn-down teeth Loose teeth Damage to your jaw joint Dr. Doug Tolle Teeth chipped at the gumline Damaged to the bone around your teeth Treating bruxism No matter what is causing our bruxism, it's important to treat it early on to prevent damage and restore harmony to your mouth. Stress is often a factor in causing Bruxism. A common and effective treatment for stopping damage caused by bruxism is the use of a nightguard. A custom nightguard, made from models of your teeth, usually offers the best protection. Bremen Family Dentistry Dr. Doug Tolle, DDS 1712 W. Plymouth St. Bremen, IN 46506 574-546-2851 BremenFamilyDentistry.com WHAT IS BRUXISM? Bruxism is the clenching or grinding of the teeth that often occurs while a person is sleeping. The symptoms of bruxism are: A sore tired jaw Difficulty in opening and closing your mouth Sensitive teeth Earaches or pain in your jaw joint Bruxism can cause other dental problems. When you brux, the force on your teeth is many times greater than during normal chewing. These forces can cause: Flattened or worn-down teeth Loose teeth Damage to your jaw joint Dr. Doug Tolle Teeth chipped at the gumline Damaged to the bone around your teeth Treating bruxism No matter what is causing our bruxism, it's important to treat it early on to prevent damage and restore harmony to your mouth. Stress is often a factor in causing Bruxism. A common and effective treatment for stopping damage caused by bruxism is the use of a nightguard. A custom nightguard, made from models of your teeth, usually offers the best protection. Bremen Family Dentistry Dr. Doug Tolle, DDS 1712 W. Plymouth St. Bremen, IN 46506 574-546-2851 BremenFamilyDentistry.com