Stress can manifest in various ways, and one often-overlooked area it impacts is our oral health. Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is a common response to stress and anxiety. Over time, this habit can lead to wear and tear on your teeth. Plus, the constant pressure on your jaw joints can result in TMJ disorders, which are characterized by pain and discomfort in the jaw area. If you deal with a sore jaw, sensitive teeth, or headaches throughout the day, it could be from grinding your teeth or the result of a TMJ disorder. These conditions can put your teeth at risk for damage.

The American Dental Association has released an enlightening video highlighting this crucial link. Check it out below!

Fortunately, our dental practice specializes in TMJ treatment. We offer custom-fit oral appliances designed to protect teeth from the damaging effects of grinding while also alleviating the pain associated with TMJ disorders. By addressing these issues head-on, we can help you maintain optimal oral health and prevent long-term complications.

Call Skyview Dental today at 509-707-8696 for an appointment in Moses Lake, WA. You can also contact us online.