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Do you know the telltale signs of bruxism? If your teeth or gums show signs of damage that you cannot recall where it came from, you may be suffering from bruxism. If you would like to learn more about bruxism, listed below are some frequently asked questions:

What are the most often seen signs and indications 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.

What other disorders are usually 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 exactly 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.

How is bruxism blocked?
– Dentist-approved bite plates and night guards are highly effective tools in your battle against bruxism.

If you would like to learn more about treatments for bruxism with First Care Dental, contact us at our dentist office in Louisville, Kentucky. Our number is 502-893-5677. Dr. Ben Taylor and our entire team look forward to your visit.