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Do you wake up a headache fairly regularly? Do you ever have a sore jaw when you wake up? If you make strange sounds when you sleep, you could actually be coping with a problem known as bruxism. However, even though bruxism—which is often called teeth grinding—is fairly common, have you heard that it might actually cause fairly serious problems?

As you may have heard, some people grind their teeth when they’re eager or anxious. If this is happening to you, you might be able to stop grinding your teeth by yourself, but it can be fairly difficult. Luckily, there are some professionals who might help you address the underlying cause of bruxism. Still, did you know that there are others who don’t know they grind their teeth because they do it while they’re sleeping?

If you think you grind your teeth at night, there are quite a few options you should consider doing. For example, bruxism may be caused by a misaligned bite or by similar dental problems. Naturally, having these issues addressed could help. We can create a custom mouth guard for you, which will protect your teeth and fit well in your mouth.

Are you eager to learn more about teeth grinding in Santa Rosa, California? Are you hoping to find a time to schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Amirhassan Pouradib? If so, please feel free to contact Preferred Dental by calling 707-544-8338. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have and to examine your pearly whites for signs of trouble. We’re eager to hear from you.