Teeth grinding, or bruxism is a common problem that leads to tooth enamel damage and chronic jaw pain. Most people who grind their teeth don’t realize it until they begin to experience pain or their dentists in Peoria notice the signs.
Watch this video to learn how teeth grinding hurts tooth enamel and cause jaw and tooth pain. Most people grind their teeth at night while they are sleeping, but others do it during the day without realizing it. Your dentist can help you protect tooth enamel and reduce jaw pain caused by bruxism by fitting you with a mouth guard or splint. Damaged teeth can be repaired with crowns, and in cases of extreme damage, extractions and dental implants.