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Is your oral health suffering but you do not know why? If your teeth or gums show signs of injury that cannot be easily be explained, you may be suffering from bruxism. If you would like more information about bruxism, listed below are some frequently asked questions:

How does bruxism come to pass?
– Bruxism is an oral health disorder in which a person grinds or gnashes their teeth, often while a person is unconscious or asleep.

What other disorders are generally linked to bruxism?
– Bruxism is commonly linked to and causes temporomandibular joint disorders in your jaw, and is also occasionally seen in individuals who suffer from sleep apnea.

What are the treatment methods for bruxism?
– Dentist-approved bite plates and night guards are highly effective tools in your battle against bruxism.

What are the most repeatedly seen signs and symptoms of bruxism?

– Bruxism often results in damage to the enamel, flat or worn out teeth, chipped and cracked teeth, earaches, jaw pain, chew marks on the inner cheeks, and indentations on the tongue.

To learn more about bruxism, contact Dr. Robert Seaman and our team at Seaman Family Dentistry by calling us at 913-353-4095. If you would like an oral exam, our dentist office is located in Lenexa, Kansas. We are here to proudly keep you and your smile healthy and happy.