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Unfortunately, many people suffer from the teeth-grinding habit. If you’re one of these people, it’s important to do all you can to take good care of your smile. This habit can wear your teeth away and even crack and fracture your smile. To help you keep your teeth and oral health in tip-top shape, Dr. Param Gill and our dental team encourage you to use our tips to eliminate or reduce the effects of teeth grinding to your smile.

Oftentimes, people grind their teeth because they are stressed. If this is the case for you, try to relax as much as possible. Try exercising, stress counseling, treatment from a physical therapist, or relaxation medication.

One way to reduce the effects of teeth grinding is to wear a mouthguard while you sleep. Dr. Param Gill can make a mouthguard that will fit perfectly in your smile so you can protect your teeth. If you wear the appliance, your chompers won’t touch, which means there is a small chance they will damage each other.

Fortunately, there are some things you can change in your life that can help reduce the effects of or stop the teeth-grinding habit. Some of those things are cutting back on caffeinated drinks, avoiding alcohol, trying relaxation techniques, and avoiding clenching your jaw.

If you have any questions about reducing stress in your life, wearing a mouthguard, or making lifestyle changes, please feel free to call Monte Vista Dental at your earliest convenience and schedule an appointment. Our dental team will be more than happy to help you treat your teeth-grinding habit in Turlock, California. We look forward to your phone call!