The Dangers of Grinding | Dr. Daniel Lee

Dentist Tukwila

Protect Your Smile with Pacific Northwest Dental Care and Dr. Daniel Lee

Teeth grinding, or bruxism, is a common habit that many people develop without even realizing it. However, grinding your teeth can lead to various issues. If you or your child have been struggling with teeth grinding, it’s important to seek professional help. At Pacific Northwest Dental Care, under the expert care of Dr. Daniel Lee, we can assess the damage to your teeth and provide solutions to address the problem. Here’s what you need to know about teeth grinding:

Why Do We Grind Our Teeth?
Teeth grinding can have various causes, including stress, anxiety, an improper bite, and sleep disorders. If your teeth are not aligned properly, they can rub against each other while you bite or chew, leading to grinding. Additionally, smoking and alcohol consumption have been linked to increased teeth grinding.

What Grinding Does to Your Teeth
Grinding wears down your teeth, causing damage, increased sensitivity, and even loosening teeth. Just like bones, teeth can crack or fracture due to grinding. Constant grinding can also flatten your teeth, making you more susceptible to future complications. Grinding can also lead to jaw pain and headaches, indicating nocturnal grinding.

What We Can Do
If teeth grinding is an issue for you, don’t hesitate to make an appointment with us. We’ll assess the extent of the damage and work with you to find a solution to keep your teeth strong and healthy. Depending on your case, we may recommend wearing a mouth guard at night to prevent teeth from pressing against each other. If stress is the root cause, we’ll focus on finding ways to reduce stress and anxiety.

Don’t wait until teeth grinding leads to sensitivity and pain. Schedule an appointment with Pacific Northwest Dental Care for an evaluation and treatment plan. Our professional dental team, led by Dr. Daniel Lee, will address the cause of your grinding and provide a solution to protect your teeth from further damage.

For more information on maintaining strong and healthy teeth, please contact our office. We’re here to assist you in achieving optimal oral health!

Pacific Northwest Dental Care of Tukwila
Phone: 425-271-5177
664 Strander Blvd
Tukwila, WA 98188