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Have you been told you grind your teeth while you sleep? Do you feel any discomfort on the sides of your face from your jaw when you wake up? If the answer is yes, you could be experiencing bruxism. Bruxism is a condition that causes you to clench or grind your teeth at night. For some, the cause is stress or bad alignments. However, the good news is this condition can be treated.

Our dentist, Dr. Reid Marshall, cares about your oral health and is happy to help you with your bruxism blues. In fact, our team at Marshall Family Dentistry in Birmingham, Alabama, is excited to share with you some necessary information on bruxism, so you know what you need to do to get it treated.

Here are some common factors of bruxism:
– Treatments: When looking for restoration treatments for bruxism, visit our dentist for night guards.
– Tooth sensitivity: If your teeth seem extra sensitive in the morning, you could be grinding your teeth at night.
– Symptoms: If you notice any symptoms of mouth discomfort when you wake up, sleep bruxism may be the cause.
– Headaches and earaches: If you have dull headaches that originate in your temples and minor earaches that do not feel as if they are originating in your ears, bruxism may be to blame.
– Worn enamel: Bruxism can commonly wear down your tooth enamel and cause your teeth to appear flat.
– Jaw discomfort: Muscle discomfort or jaw and facial discomfort can be common symptoms of bruxism.

Bruxism is a serious condition that should be taken seriously to preserve the life of your teeth. If you suffer from bruxism, or if you need to check in with our dentist, please call us today at 205-853-4600 to schedule an appointment. Our dental team is happy to take your call and help you with your bruxism blues.