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Do you clench your teeth when you sleep? Perhaps you grind your teeth at night while you are resting? If so, then you could be suffering from bruxism. Dr. Rakhi Jani here at Smiles Unlimited in Livermore, California, understands this condition and is happy to help provide some details about bruxism for your own needs.

Bruxism is a condition that occurs while you sleep. In many cases, most people don’t realize they have it unless they are told by someone else. Teeth grinding is caused by stress, anxiety, sleep disorders, crooked teeth, or abnormal bite patterns. Also, people who use tobacco or drink alcohol are twice as likely to suffer from bruxism.

This condition can be dangerous because it wears down your tooth enamel and can cause your teeth to fail. In some cases, you can crack or chip a tooth, or suffer jaw soreness and headaches. That is why getting treated for bruxism is important to improve your oral health and your overall health.

If you have questions about bruxism, or wonder how to treat it, please call us today at 925.344.5757 to set up a consultation. Our team can give you an examination to determine the best course of treatment for you today, so you can go back to having a better night’s rest.