Do you ever wake up with a sore jaw? Do you experience persistent toothaches? If so, you be suffering from the common symptoms of bruxism. With bruxism, people grind or clench their teeth, leading to painful symptoms and even damaging teeth. Thankfully, at The Silverstrom group, we can address your bruxism and restore your smile. In today’s blog, your Livingston dentists, Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom, discuss the common signs of bruxism and what you can do to stop grinding your teeth. Causes and Symptoms of Bruxism A variety of factors may cause a person to grind their teeth. Bite misalignment, or malocclusion and stress are two of the most common causes of bruxism. In many cases, people only grind or clench their teeth while sleeping. As a result, some people may not even be aware that they suffer from bruxism. Common signs of bruxism include: · Jaw and face pain · Tooth sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures · Toothaches · Worn down teeth · Cracked and chipped teeth Treating Bruxism In order to treat bruxism, yourLivingston NJ cosmetic dentists may recommend a special oral appliance. Similar to a night guard, this dental device prevents the upper and lower teeth from touching, reducing your teeth grinding episodes. Repairing Damaged Teeth Over time, grinding your teeth can cause dental fractures and chips. Eventually, your teeth can be worn down, exposing the sensitive inner tooth structure to bacteria and increasing the risk of tooth decay and infection. At The Silverstrom Group, we offer the latest in cosmetic and restorative techniques to repair damaged teeth. Our restoration procedures include: · Tooth-colored fillings · Dental bonding · Porcelain and zirconia crowns Schedule an Appointment with Your Livingston NJ General Dentists Do you grind or clench your teeth? To stop bruxism and restore your teeth, talk to your Livingston NJ general dentists today. Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom will use the latest I cosmetic and restorative dentistry to return your smile to full function and appearance. Contact The Silverstrom Group in Livingston, New Jersey by calling (973) 797-9345. The Silverstrom Group is located at 580 South Livingston Avenue, Livingston, New Jersey.