Occlusal (Bite) Disease Prevention
If you wake up in the mornings with your teeth sore, clinched together, or notice your teeth getting flat or shorter, you may have Bruxism or Occlusal Bite Disease. Prevention of Bruxism may include bite balancing to distribute the forces, as well as an appliance for use during sleep, sports, or high-risk activity to protect your teeth from yourself clinching and grinding. Stress, anxiety, and certain medications can lead to clinching or grinding teeth (Bruxism). Ignoring early warning signs can lead to TMD (temporomandibular dysfunction) and/or enamal stress fractures, gum recession, and abfraction lesions at the gum line. The correct appliance can prevent further wear and protect new, restored smiles from the same destructive forces that destroyed your teeth in the first place.
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