Healthy Mouth Tips

Everyone occasionally grinds or clenches their teeth. Stress, anxiety, and worry are often linked with clenching and grinding, and when it only happens periodically, your teeth can withstand this pressure.

Bruxism, however, is a condition in which teeth grinding and clenching happen frequently, and it can be traumatic to your teeth. Many people who struggle with bruxism clench and grind while they sleep and can suffer a variety of consequences.

Fortunately, Kenneth Cho, your dentist in La Habra, CA, has options to help treat grinding so you can avoid these serious problems:

1. Worn down teeth

Over time, the pressure from grinding your teeth will cause the structure of the tooth to erode. When this happens, your teeth become sensitive and more prone to cavities and infection. Plus, your bite can change, which leads to a whole host of other uncomfortable problems.

1. Worn down teeth

The excessive wear and tear can cause your teeth to actually break. Some teeth split while others break into chunks. Depending on the breakage, we may be able to treat a fracture with a crown, but sometimes broken teeth have to be extracted.

3. Headaches and jaw pain

Many people struggle with constant pain associated with clenching and grinding. The pressure is linked to migraines and can also be a factor in the development of temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ/TMD).

4. Gum recession

Constant grinding is associated with gum recession and periodontal disease. Gum recession causes your teeth to look longer as the gums pull back. This leads to sensitivity and an increased risk of cavities. Additionally, the pockets created by recession provide a home for bacteria, which can lead to a chronic periodontal infection.

5. Sleep disruption

The noise, sensation, and discomfort from clenching and grinding can negatively impact your sleep. And it’s not just your sleep that is affected – your partner may also be struggling! Problems sleeping can lead to moodiness, increased risk of accidents, and troubles at work. If your partner’s sleep is affected, you may find that you are no longer able to share a bedroom, which can impact your relationship.

You don’t have to put up with these problems. An NTI appliance holds your teeth apart while you sleep to prevent grinding and all of its implications. Call today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Kenneth Cho to see if this is a treatment solution for you.

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11 months ago

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7 months ago

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David Serrano

3 months ago

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I just had a filling put in and a piece of my wisdom tooth removed in less than a hour. This place is awesome. Dr. Cho is very professional and everybody I met was nice. I will recommend this place t...

Sean F

3 months ago

Excellent Staff

Everybody at the office was a pleasure to meet! Didn't have to wait at all for my 2pm appointment and the Dr. really catered to my wanting to know ALL of the different options and how each procedure w...

Saul Mincer

3 months ago

Thank you Dr. Cho!

Came by Dr. Cho's office for the first time recently and was impressed with the experience. I absolutely love the staff - everyone is kind and helpful. Dr. Cho took his time with my treatment and expl...

Caroline Kim

3 months ago

Great Office!

I have been to many dentists since I was young. But the only dentist I come back to see is Dr. Kenneth Cho. He makes sure all his patients are comfortable and are not experiencing any pain. I have got...

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2 months ago

Dr. Cho is Awesome

I had a successful dental implant procedure done and I am truly grateful for Dr. Cho's excellent work. I am very satisfied with the final result. And I am also thankful for his highly professional ...

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7 days ago

We Love Dr. Cho

Dr. Cho is the best! Staff and dental assistant is extremely understanding and caring, very accommodating! (Ask for Annette) I would recommend this dentist...

Lisa W., Patient

Great personal care

Dr. Kenneth Cho is a dentist that we trust. My family and I have been going to his office for 20+ years. He was the first dentist for both of my children (now collage age), and they still go to him. He can take care of every need for oral health including braces. No need to go from place to place, and everyone in the office is friendly and helpful.

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