Are You Grinding Your Teeth?

CWD-EditorOral Health

So, you’re under a lot of stress lately. You notice your teeth are gradually wearing down. It is likely that you are grinding your teeth at night – or inadvertently during the day. Most people will wake up with jaw pain due to constant movement from bruxism. Bruxism, or tooth grinding, shows apparent damage to teeth. Most likely the rounded cuspid, or canine, teeth are flat instead of rounded and pointed. Dr. G at Cottonwood Dental has a solution for you.

Dr. G can fabricate a mouth guard that you can wear to prevent further damage to teeth. There are multiple styles of mouth guards and night guards that you can choose from whether you are grinding your teeth in the morning or at night. Cottonwood Dental evaluates your teeth for bruxism during your routine exams, and we will suggest a proper treatment plan if bruxism is detected.

You may have teeth that are worn down and, therefore, you dislike the esthetics of them. We can replace your tooth structure by placing bonding (tooth-colored filling material) to build your teeth back up. If they are severely broken down, porcelain veneers are another option for you. Regardless of your tooth grinding situation, Dr. G will have your smile back to healthy in no time.


About The Author

Dr. David Giaquinto, DDS

Dentist at Cottonwood Dental

Dentistry is a profession that requires many layers of knowledge and training. My background encompasses three post-grad degrees along with a command of aesthetics and precision. Both of those are necessary when creating the great results that we promise our patients. Being a graduate of the University of New Mexico and Marquette University School of Dentistry has provided me with a launching point for my practice at Cottonwood Dental. My ongoing research… [Read full bio]