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Is bruxism putting a damper on your smile? If your teeth or gums show signs of harm that cannot be easily be explained, you may be suffering from bruxism. If you would like to know more about bruxism, listed below are some regularly asked questions:

What is bruxism?
– Bruxism is an oral health disorder in which a person grinds or gnashes their teeth, often while a person is unconscious or asleep.

What are other ailments commonly linked to bruxism?
– Bruxism is commonly linked to and causes temporomandibular joint disorders in your jaw, and is also occasionally seen in individuals who suffer from sleep apnea.

What are the most typically seen signs and symptoms of bruxism?
– Bruxism often results in damage to the enamel, flat or worn out teeth, chipped and cracked teeth, earaches, jaw pain, chew marks on the inner cheeks, and indentations on the tongue.

How do you care for bruxism?
– Dentist-approved bite plates and night guards are highly effective tools in your battle against bruxism.

Come in now for a bruxism examination. To schedule an appointment at our dentist office in Georgetown, Kentucky, call Stan Scalf DMD at 502-863-9340 and a member of our team will gladly assist you. Dr. Stan Scalf and our entire team look forward to helping you achieve the successful smile you desire.