The Dangers of Grinding | Dr. Lee Daniels

Dentist Wesley Chapel


Teeth grinding, known as bruxism, is a habit many people develop without even realizing it. It can be damaging for several reasons, and if you or your child have been struggling with it, it’s essential to seek assistance. Here’s what you need to know about teeth grinding and how Seven Oaks Dentistry and Sleep Medicine, led by Dr. Lee Daniels, can help.

Why Do We Grind Our Teeth?

Teeth grinding can have various causes, including stress, anxiety, an improper bite, and sleep disorders. When your teeth are not properly aligned, they can rub against each other while biting or chewing, leading to grinding. Additionally, smoking and alcohol consumption have been linked to increased teeth grinding.

What Grinding Does to Your Teeth

Grinding wears down your teeth, causing damage, increased sensitivity, and even loosening of teeth. Similar to bones, teeth can crack or fracture due to grinding. Moreover, constant rubbing can flatten the teeth. Besides damaging your teeth, grinding can lead to jaw pain and headaches.

What We Can Do

If grinding is an issue for you, schedule an appointment with us. We will assess the extent of the damage caused by grinding and work with you to find a solution to keep your teeth strong and healthy. In some cases, we may recommend wearing a mouthguard at night to prevent teeth from pressing against each other. Stress reduction is crucial for addressing stress-related grinding.

Don’t Wait

Don’t wait until grinding leads to sensitivity and pain. Schedule an appointment with Seven Oaks Dentistry and Sleep Medicine for an evaluation and treatment plan. Our professional dental team will work with you to address the cause of your grinding and find a solution to protect your teeth from further damage.

For more information on maintaining strong and healthy teeth, please contact our office. We’re here to assist you!

Seven Oaks Dentistry & Sleep Medicine of Wesley Chapel
Phone: 813-907-7313
2112 Ashley Oaks Circle
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544

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Dentist Wesley Chapel

2112 Ashley Oaks Circle
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544

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Tuesday: 7-3
Wednesday: 8-5
Thursday: 7-3
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