Teeth grinding can be a painful habit that causes dental problems such as worn enamel and cracked or chipped teeth. Many people only grind their teeth in their sleep, making the problem slightly more difficult to diagnose. If you often wake up with a sore, aching jaw, or if you have chronic facial pain, these could be signs that you grind your teeth at night. Oftentimes, the sleep partner of a person who grinds his or her teeth will be able to hear grinding or clenching noises. The noises are sometimes loud enough to wake the other person out of sleep. Increased tooth sensitivity is also a sign of teeth grinding, as the repetitive motion will slowly wear down the protective layer of enamel on the teeth.
If you think you may be grinding your teeth at night, contact Oak Creek Dental Care in Columbus at (888) 751-3514. We provide comprehensive dental care and can help you get to the root cause of your teeth grinding. Our friendly dental staff can take great care of your family’s teeth.