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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Laura Voiles-Suzda

6 months ago

Look No Further!

I had a great experience with Dr. Cho and his amazing staff. They are all so nice. The office is beautiful and very clean. Dr. Cho actually called to check on me the night of my tooth extraction. That...

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5 months ago

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Alain Gomez

3 months ago

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I have been going to Dr. Cho Dentistry for over 20 years since I was a teenager, and now I take my whole family there. The staff is great and Dr. Cho is a true professional. Highly recommended!

Caroline Kim

5 months ago

Finally, Honest Dentist in La Habra, CA

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...

Jeeyoung Jane Han

3 months ago

Excellent Staff

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Elia Trujillo

a month ago

Thank you Dr. Cho!

Dr. Cho and his staff are very friendly and make going to the dentist a pleasant experience (as much as it could be). Your comfort is definitely their priority. The facility looks state of the art, ve...

Rita Bradfield

a month ago

Great Office!

Excellent dentist and office experience. Professional and friendly office staff and Dr. Cho is very thorough in what he does and is very patient. He is now taking care of our entire family. Glad to fi...

Danielle Verduzco

12 days ago

Dr. Cho is Awesome

Dr. Cho has been my dentist for almost 13 years now and I can't complain. He is an amazing dentist. He talks to you in a manner that allows you to understand what he sees and what he's doing. He liste...

Shaanel B.

2 months 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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