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Get Relief from Teeth Grinding and Achieve Better Oral Health with Our Bruxism Treatments

Many who suffer from teeth grinding are unaware of this habit. Most of the time, they only realise it after it has caused irreversible damage to their health.

Bruxism is the clenching or grinding teeth, which often happens unconsciously. Early intervention to address this habit is essential to prevent complications. In severe and unmanaged cases, it can lead to tooth wear, tooth sensitivity, jaw muscle pain, headaches, damaged gums, and even tooth loss.

Dentalcare of Forrestfield offers a wide range of services for Bruxism to help relieve your symptoms and prevent further damage. Our caring team of dentists will develop a treatment plan tailored to your needs. They will use the latest techniques and technology so you can get the care you need. Don’t let teeth grinding ruin your oral health; call us today to book an appointment!

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Common Causes of Bruxism

Many different factors can contribute to Bruxism.
Some of the more common causes include:

Stress and Anxiety

One of the most common triggers for this habit is stress and anxiety. You may be unconsciously clenching your teeth when feeling overwhelmed or anxious.


Some medications, such as antidepressants and amphetamines, can increase the risk of teeth grinding.

Sleep Disorders

Bruxism is associated with snoring and sleep disorders such as sleep apnea. If you're not getting enough sleep and rest, you may be more likely to grind your teeth.

Smoking, Alcohol, and Caffeine

This habit has been linked to smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol, and consuming caffeinated beverages.

Dental Services that Can Address Bruxism

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Custom Mouthguards

These are designed to fit your mouth and shield your teeth from damage caused by teeth grinding.

Unlike store-bought ones, we provide custom mouthguards made from durable materials that provide protection and a comfortable fit.

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Night Guards

Nightguards prevent the harmful effects of Bruxism by providing a barrier between your upper and lower teeth to keep them from grinding.

At our clinic, we offer custom-fit nightguards that are of high quality so you can get a good night's sleep.


Bruxism Treatment

Depending on your condition, we may recommend a combination of treatments to help you manage your teeth grinding.

The skilled dentists at our clinic will work closely with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your dental needs and goals.

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Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are caps placed over your teeth to protect them and improve their appearance.

You can trust us to provide you with natural-looking dental crowns to restore and protect your teeth from the harm caused by Bruxism.

Frequently Asked Questions About

The common signs of nighttime teeth grinding include waking up with a headache or sore jaw, noticing your teeth are worn down, and having trouble sleeping continuously. Your partner or family may also notice that you make a grinding noise while sleeping.

The most conclusive way to check for bruxism is through a dental examination. If you’re concerned that you may be grinding your teeth at night, please schedule an appointment with us. We can assess your teeth and mouth for signs of this habit.

When bruxism is not managed, it may lead to the following complications:

  • Wearing down of your teeth
  • Damaged and receding gums
  • Temporomandibular joint (jaw joint) pain
  • Headaches and jaw muscle pain
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Tooth loss

Here are some helpful ways to manage or reduce your bruxism:

  • Visit a qualified dentist for professional help.
  • Wear a custom-made night guard.
  • Try to identify what is causing your bruxism.
  • Reduce stress and try to relax.
  • Avoid smoking, caffeinated drinks or teeth grinding triggers.
  • Do jaw exercises to relax the muscles around the jaw.
  • Continue to practise good dental hygiene, such as brushing twice a day and flossing daily.

You should watch out for the signs and symptoms of bruxism, which include:

  • A constant, dull headache or sore jaw
  • Teeth that are sensitive to hot and cold temperatures
  • Worn down, chipped or flattened teeth
  • Temporomandibular joint pain or clicking
  • Disrupted or restless sleep