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Did you know there is a connection between your oral health and a condition called bruxism? Do you suffer from a tight jaw or grind your teeth at night? If so, it may be time for you to seek help with bruxism.

Bruxism is an oral health condition that occurs while you are sleeping. In several cases, people don’t realize they have it unless they are told by someone else. Teeth grinding is caused by a number of factors such as stress, sleep disorders, anxiety, crooked teeth, or abnormal bite patterns. Also, people who frequently use tobacco or drink alcohol are twice as likely to suffer from the condition bruxism.

This condition can be dangerous and important to treat because it wears down your tooth enamel and can cause your teeth to fail. This condition can cause you to crack or chip a tooth or suffer jaw soreness and headaches. That is why getting treated for bruxism is significant to improve your oral health and your overall health.

Dr. Frank Iuorno with West End Orthodontics in Glen Allen, Virginia, cares for your oral health and is happy to talk to you about how to treat bruxism. If you have any oral health questions or would like to learn more about teeth grinding, please call us today at 804-364-8366 to set up an appointment.