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Do you grind your teeth? If so, your smile is prone to tooth fractures, tooth wear and tear, and jaw issues, which is why it’s best to stop grinding your teeth as soon as possible. However, our Dental Designs of Bountiful team understands that this may be a bit difficult, which is why we are happy to help you. So, to give you the best oral health possible, we recommend doing the following things:

Reduce your stress: Try to reduce your stress by attending stress counseling classes, seeing a physical therapist, exercising, or taking muscle relaxant medications. This can be extremely helpful, especially because teeth grinding is often caused by stress.

Wear a mouthguard: If you wear a mouthguard, your teeth will be protected from injury, which is why it’s recommended to wear a guard when you sleep. That way, your teeth will not touch and they will not harm or damage one another.

Adjust your lifestyle: There are some lifestyle changes you can make that can help you. Those changes are: avoid drinking alcohol, cut back on caffeine, train yourself not to clench your jaw, try relaxation techniques, and do not chew on pens, pencils, or anything that is not food.

These three treatments will help you reduce the effects of teeth grinding in Bountiful, Utah, so please use them as necessary. If you have any questions or if you would like to know more, please call 801-295-7171 today. Your dentist, Dr. David Duke, and our team are more than happy to help you!