Do You Grind Your Teeth While You Sleep?

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Here is the Alaska Premier Dental Group guide to treating teeth grinding.

Most teeth grinding will occur while sleeping. Consistent teeth grinding might be suspected with a sore jaw and dull headache in the mornings. Anxiety or stress are not the only reasons grinding may appear. It can also be related to an abnormal bite or missing or crooked teeth.

Visit Dentist
Bruxism is a medical term used for grinding teeth. Bruxism can be identified by dentist Brian Kruchoski through an oral examination of jaw tenderness and abnormalities in the teeth. Discuss a possible nightguard for teeth grinding.

Get Control
When tooth grinding occurs, the fear results in oral damage and pain. Here at Alaska Premier Dental Group we support oral health in many ways. Here are three things that may help:

  1. Control caffeine or alcohol intake as these may increase tooth grinding.
  2. Avoid gum and prohibit pen or pencil chewing. This benefits the jaw as it keeps the jaw from clenching repeatedly.
  3. Allow the jaw to relax; sometimes just setting your tongue between your teeth will help your jaw relax.

Every individual in our community from Wasilla to Anchorage deserves a good night’s sleep as well as a pain-free, headache-free morning.

It’s no problem to come down to our office at 6611 DeBarr Rd, Ste 100 and 200, Anchorage, Alaska 99504, and consult with dentist Kruchoski about this or any other dental concern. Call 907-337-0404 today to schedule an appointment.

We are passionate about healthy, happy patients. A beautiful, confident smile allows full, honest interaction with others. Don’t live with pain. Consider the benefits of cosmetic dentistry, general dentistry, or dental implants. Ask about dental implants, Invisalign, family dentistry, sedation dentistry, or cosmetic dentistry. Your needs are vital to us.

Contact our professional staff at 907-337-0404 and discover a trustworthy practice that offers critical knowledge and the highest quality of care.


Contact Alaska Premier Dental Group:

6611 DeBarr Rd, Ste 100 and 200
Anchorage, Alaska 99504

Phone: 907-337-0404

865 N Seward Meridian Parkway, Suite #201
Wasilla, Alaska 99654
Phone: 907-373-5930


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