Do you know that you have bruxism disorder because during one of your recent visits with our Upton, MA team, we informed you of this concern? Have you come in for bruxism treatment with us yet? If you’re shaking your head “no,” and the primary reason you haven’t followed through is because your mouth pretty much feels A-OK, we would like to you remind you of something: Some weird things can happen when you ignore your bruxism! Since you’d probably prefer to enjoy comfortable, excellent oral health, rather than a smile that is experiencing off-putting symptoms, we encourage you to learn a little more (and, of course, to see us ASAP!).

Your Smile Feels Really Sensitive

One of the very strange things that might happen to you that you don’t expect if you don’t have bruxism treatment yet: Your teeth may become very sensitive. If you don’t connect the dots between your disorder and your sensitivity right away, you may worry something is terribly wrong. The truth is, you are aggravating your nerves and may even be eroding your dental enamel, which causes teeth to feel extra sensitive. Care for this issue will help alleviate these sensations, so you can regain your usual daily comfort.

Your Jaw Joints Feel Bad, Too

Think about bruxism disorder: You’re grinding or clenching your teeth. Imagine the type of stress and strain this can put on your jaw joints! Either they are moving way too frequently or they are the recipients of an incredible amount of pressure. Here’s what you need to know: If you see us for bruxism treatment, you don’t have to worry about your TMJs. If not: You may be influencing the development of TMJ disorder or making an existing case worse.

Your Tongue Looks Different!

The longer you ignore your need for bruxism treatment, the more likely it is that your clenching or grinding will take its toll on your tongue! Did you know that over time a scalloped contour will develop along the outer border of your tongue? If you see it in the mirror one day, you will know: This isn’t something crazy! It may seem weird but it likely means you need help with your smile’s function. See us soon!

Come In For Help With Bruxism If You Need It

Don’t ignore bruxism! Instead, make sure that you receive essential care to keep your oral health in good shape and to keep your mouth comfortable. To learn more, call our family dental office in Upton, MA, today at 508-529-4591. We proudly welcome patients from all surrounding communities, including, Grafton, Hopedale, Whitinsville, and more.


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