It is not uncommon for people to grind or clench their teeth occasionally. But more frequent or constant teeth grinding, also called bruxism, can lead to oral health complications if not properly treated.

There are different factors that may cause someone to grind their teeth. At Surf City Dental, we can identify the cause and get you treated to make sure you don’t suffer from oral health problems in the future.

Read below to learn about causes and treatments of teeth grinding.

Teeth Grinding Causes and Solutions in Surf City, NC

Why is it bad to grind my teeth?

For some, chronic teeth grinding can result in fracturing or losing teeth, or noticeably worn teeth. Bridges, crowns, root canals, and implants may be necessary to repair these damages.

How would I know if I grind my teeth?

This is a common concern since teeth grinding often occurs during sleep. Some signs you may be grinding your teeth during the night include a dull, constant headache or sore jaw when you wake up.

What treatments can help me stop it?

At Surf City Dental, we can fit patients with mouth guards to stop teeth grinding during sleep. If the cause of teeth grinding is anxiety or stress, we can help you come up with a plan to reduce stress and tension. If the cause is a sleep disorder, coming up with a solution to resolve that may be the answer.

Why do people grind their teeth?

There are a few potential reasons people may grind their teeth. It can be caused by:

  • Stress or anxiety
  • Abnormal bite
  • Missing or crooked teeth
  • Sleep disorder


Whatever the cause of your teeth grinding, Surf City Dental can work with you to find the resolution that works. Reach out to us online to schedule an appointment, or drop in and see us if you suspect that you may be grinding your teeth in excess.We look forward to visits from our patients in Surf City, North Carolina, and those from nearby Topsail Beach, Hampstead, and Wilmington.

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