TMJ Treatment / Teeth Grinding by Dr. Charles F. Betts
Grinding and clenching teeth is rampant in our society — I guess because of the stressful lives that we lead. We see quite a few people who have these destructive habits with their jaws and their teeth. We treat a lot with night guards, some measures to help them relax the muscles of their jaws, and provide comfort with their bite.
The result, sometimes, of clenching/grinding teeth is actually the breakdown of the dentition. The breakdown of the teeth: cracking, chipping, that sort of thing. It can even make the supporting structures of the teeth break down. The gums. The bone. It’s very important to get this under control and that is our goal for you.