What is Bruxism?

Though the technical term is not well-known, teeth-grinding (bruxism) is an extremely common problem.

In this video, Dr. Buxton talks about what bruxism is, and how you can treat it.

Video Transcript

Bruxism is a habit during which you clench or grind your teeth and thrust your jaw forward over and over again. It can cause teeth to break and crack, and it can even cause gum problems. Researchers do not know for sure why people do this, but some think that stress may be a factor.


  • Jaw pain
  • Headaches when you wake up in the morning
  • Teeth sensitivity
  • Chipped teeth or fillings


To help alleviate some of these symptoms we may recommend an oral appliance. This oral appliance is a plastic tray that fits either over the top teeth or bottom teeth and this appliance may help reduce grinding and clenching and protect your teeth and gums.

We do offer complimentary consultations, so if you are interested or if you know anyone that’s interested in this treatment option let us know.

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