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    Ways to Prevent Grinding Your Teeth

    Woman put mouth guard on teeth

                           mouth guard on teeth

    Teeth grinding, or bruxism, can alter the shape of the face and even cause hearing loss. The problem should be diagnosed and treated promptly to prevent further damage.

    Key takeaways:

    • Teeth grinding often occurs at night making it difficult for people to know if they are grinding.
    • Stress is a major cause of bruxism. Exercise helps to alleviate stress and prevent teeth grinding.
    • Wearing a custom-made mouth guard from the dentist will help prevent damage caused by grinding or clenching.

    Your dentist can also look for symptoms, like changes or abnormalities in your teeth as well as jaw tenderness. Severe bruxism can lead to loose or broken teeth, and can wear them down so much that crowns, implants, root canals, bridges, or dentures may be needed.

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    Dr Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012

    Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.