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Does it appear as if your teeth are worn down or suffering from any sort of damage when you wake up in the morning? Do you find any irregular pain that arises when you wake up? If so, it may actually be linked to an underlying oral health condition known as bruxism. Bruxism refers to grinding or clenching your teeth at night. To help determine if you are suffering from bruxism, speak with your dentist.

If you are grinding your teeth at night due to bruxism, there will be common symptoms and signs of its presence. This can include flat teeth, worn teeth, or a general change in the look of your tongue or the inner lining of your cheeks. This is often due to the fact you’re also chewing on your cheeks as you sleep.

Other common issues associated with bruxism include irregularities and abnormalities in your mouth, along with painful sensations. This can arise as an increase in tooth sensitivity or even a failure to properly open and close your jaw. Facial pain, earaches, headaches, as well as face pains are all common symptoms of bruxism.

It’s never too late for a bruxism diagnoses and treatments from Children's Dental Specialists of Lake County. Elevating your smile is as easy as picking up your phone and dialing (440)266-1740 to schedule some quality time with Dr. Lisa Richards, Dr. Andrea Miller, and our team at our dental office in Mentor, Ohio.