Restorations
Bruxism

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Huntington
41 Lawrence Hill Rd
Huntington, NY
11743
Phone: 631.549.2711

Bruxism can best be described as  the grinding of the teeth and the clenching of the jaw. This  can occur either during the day or at night.

Typically, the incisors and canines (front 6 upper and lower teeth) of opposing arches grind against each other laterally.  This side to side action puts undue strain on the muscles and the TMJ joints.  Earache, depression, headaches, eating disorders and anxiety are amongst the most common symptoms ; which often accompanies chronic stress, Alzheimer’s disease and alcohol abuse.

There is no single cure for bruxism, though a variety of helpful devices and tools are available.  Here are some common ways in which bruxism is treated:

  • Mouthguards
  • Relaxation exercises
  • Stress management education
  • Biofeedback mechanisms

If you have questions or concerns about bruxism, please ask Dr. Vice


Christine Vice, DDS, MAGD
41 Lawrence Hill Rd Huntington, NY 11743
Phone: (631) 549-2711 URL of Map
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