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Caring for your smile includes always making sure you are taking the necessary steps to minimize the risks associated with various oral health disorders. If you constantly find yourself struggling with discomfort when you wake up in the morning in your jaw or facial area, it could be linked to issues that are occurring while you sleep. One of the most common conditions that can arise while you sleep is known as bruxism.

Bruxism is a health condition that occurs when you grind and gnash your teeth together. If left untreated, it can lead to cracks and chips in your teeth. Eventually, it can wear down your tooth enamel and make your teeth susceptible to infection and tooth loss. Furthermore, you may be suffering from bruxism and not even know it.

Oftentimes, bruxism arises when you have noticeable damage to your teeth and gums and no reasonable explanation of how it occurred. If you have any worn tooth enamel, any jaw or facial discomfort along with tight jaw muscles, or notice dull headaches or earaches, it may be the result of bruxism. Furthermore, any time you have cheek tissue damage on the inner linings of your cheek or your tongue looks like it’s been gnawed on, it could be the result of unconsciously grinding your teeth while you sleep.

If you think you need treatments for bruxism, please call Palm Court Dental so we can get you in to see our team as soon as possible. Our office is conveniently located in Fontana, California. To reach us, call Dr. Ricky Chung and our team at 909-829-3994.