There are several symptoms which may suggest that you regularly grind your teeth. These include:
It’s hard to say exactly why you’re grinding your teeth, but one thing we do know for sure is that it’s linked with other symptoms such as anxiety, sleeping disorders, or stress.
But that’s not all… lifestyle choices can also cause bruxism. These include:
As you can see, there are plenty of reasons for people to grind their teeth. Once we’ve discovered why you’re grinding your teeth, we can recommend the best bruxism treatment for you.
If you think you’re grinding your teeth then it’s important to book an appointment with one of our experienced dentists in Cranbourne. A speedy diagnosis is a key to preventing serious damage.
Bruxism treatment is determined by what’s been causing you to grind your teeth and the extent of damage that may have occurred. If for instance, your bruxism is stress related then we may recommend cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to help you manage your situation better.
Often, simple techniques such as taking more exercise, learning muscle relaxation exercises, and changing your sleeping habits can also put a stop to teeth grinding.
In addition, one of the most common treatments we recommend for teeth grinders is to wear a mouth guard when they’re sleeping. This is custom made from an impression taken of your teeth to ensure a comfortable and effective night mouthguard. When worn regularly it helps alleviate pain and prevents any further damage to your teeth.
The sooner we diagnose it the quicker we can take effective action. Call Supreme Dental Cranbourne today on (03) 5995 3819 and let our caring professional dentists treat your teeth and alleviate your pain.
We accept all insurance and we are preferred providers of Medibank Private, HCF, NIB.
Along with insurance, we accept Cash, Credit Cards (Amex not accepted) & Dental Health Insurance Cards. We also accept and process vouchers under their Medicare Card (Children Dental Benefit Scheme), Department of Veteran Affairs Cards and Victorian Emergency & Victorian General Dental Scheme managed by the Monash Health (Dental Services).
Supreme Dental Cranbourne is conveniently located at 1 Scarborough Avenue, Cranbourne West and we have car park directly inside the business premises compound.
In light of the COVID-19, we are deeply concerned for the health and safety of our patients, families and staff. It is important for us all to take the necessary steps to keep ourselves, our loved ones, and our local communities safe and supported.
At Supreme Dental Cranbourne, business is as usual and we remain open until advised otherwise.
Our dental practice has always used and will continue to use strict cleaning and disinfection protocols as recommended by the Australian Dental Association. In addition to this, we are taking additional steps to reduce the risk of transmission and to ensure the safety of our patients and staff.
1. If necessary, please only bring an accompanying adult to the appointment. All siblings, grandparents and friends should remain in the vehicle
2. Social distancing - If there are multiple patients in the waiting room, please maintain a safe distance from one another by sitting on alternate seats
3. We require all patients to use a hand sanitiser upon entering the clinic
4. We have removed all magazines and newspaper in the waiting room to avoid cross-contamination
5. If you have recently returned from overseas, or have been in contact with someone who has, please ring to reschedule your appointment
6. If you feel unwell (fever, sore throat, shortness of breath, cough), we ask that you please reschedule
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us on (03) 5995 3819. We are here to help.
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Team at Supreme Dental Cranbourne