Teeth Grinding and Clenching Solutions in Arlington, Virginia

Striving to provide relief for bruxism and jaw pain in the Arlington community

Do you suffer from jaw pain, earaches, headaches and damaged teeth? You may be grinding or clenching your teeth in your sleep. Clinically, this known as bruxism. If your situation is frequent and severe enough, it could cause significant damage to your oral health and your smile. Thankfully, Virginia Dental Center is here to help provide relief. 

What causes teeth grinding and clenching?

  • Stress or anxiety
  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol
  • Snoring or sleep apnea
  • Abnormal bite
  • Crooked or missing teeth

Options for relief:

  • Mouthguard
  • Bite appliances
  • Stress management
  • Compresses to manage jaw swelling
  • Alternating which side of your mouth you chew with
  • Massaging or stretching exercises to relax your jaw muscles
  • I've been a patient here since it opened and always been pleased with the service. I've had a few cavities filled, as well as a tooth reconstruction and had no problems. I also got a mouth guard from here that has helped me sleep better at night. I really like the new and modern facilities and equipment. This practice has embraced technology and electronic medical records. When you check in, you don't have to fill out paperwork, they hand you an iPad. There are TVs available to watch while you are having your teeth worked on, which is a nice distraction. Overall, the staff is courteous and friendly. I have recommended this practice to several friends already and would encourage anyone looking for a dentist to check them out!
    Kristina W. - Washington, DC

Effects of clenching and grinding:

  • Worn down or damaged teeth
  • Swollen jaw
  • Damaged jaw joint (TMJ)
  • Damaged dental procedures

Schedule your next appointment…

If you suspect you or your partner clench their teeth in their sleep, we encourage you to visit our office and explore ways to find relief. Learn how you can regain your oral health and revive your smile by contacting our office today!

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