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Our team would like to wish you a happy holiday season and hope your end of the year festivities are joyous. However, we want you to have the maximum chance of success and want to see you next year without suffering from severe oral health conditions that may arise. Take this time to assess your oral health to determine if there’s any damage being caused by bruxism while you sleep.

If you are suffering from bruxism, it means that you are grinding your teeth on an unconscious level. It may be possible that your bruxism is being caused by stress and anxiety, or it may be a sign of an underlying ailment within your mouth or body. Typically, people experience bruxism while they sleep, which is known appropriately enough as sleep bruxism.

if you are suffering from sleep bruxism, it is important to always examine your mouth to detect any signs of damage each morning when you wake up. If you notice any damage in the form of worn out tooth enamel or flat teeth, bruxism may be the cause. Additional damage can include aches and pains such as headaches, earaches, jaw and face pain, and issues fully opening and closing your mouth.

Come in and see for yourself the beauty of a bruxism-free smile from the office of Oak Dental Associates. To book an appointment with Drs. Chris Pallotto & Eric Osmolinski and our team at our dentist office in Oak Lawn, Illinois, call us at 708.422.1900, and a member of our team will gladly assist you.