Bruxism: Are There Some Changes You Need To Make?

Are there some changes you need to make because, although you know you have bruxism disorder, you haven’t exactly followed through with doing anything about it yet? We understand! You may think to yourself, “But I never feel myself grinding or clenching my teeth!” As a result, it seems like you can just ignore the issue for a while. Over time, however you will discover that there really is a problem and you will want to do what you can to take care of it. Fortunately, our Cleveland, TX team is always on hand to help you with treatment, as well as additional lifestyle suggestions that will most certainly guide you toward the relief that your oral health needs.

Cutting Back On Caffeine Can Really Help

Our team hopes you will remember that you don’t want to do anything that’s going to make your muscles twitch, move, fire off, etc. more than they need to. So, remember that if you’re someone who is affected pretty significantly by the intake of caffeine, this is an area of your life with which you should practice caution. While a cup of Joe in the morning might not be your downfall, drinking more coffee, tea, or otherwise than you can really handle is going to become problematic for you. It can actually aggravate your bruxism disorder, even if you’re receiving treatment with us. So, while we aren’t insisting that you cut it out altogether, we do think you should remain mindful of limiting the amount you drink every day.

Lessen Your Daily Chewing For Results

No, we don’t mean stop chewing or eating meals. It is not a good idea to begin only consuming smoothies, applesauce, and soup to protect your oral health. What we mean is, if you’re prone to snacking quite a lot or you’re eating things that require an exceptional amount of chewing, or you’re quite the sugarless chewing gum fanatic, well … it might be time to make a change. When you ask your muscles to continue moving and moving, it’s sort of like you’re training them to move. This makes your bruxism disorder worse because it’s encouraging muscle movement, which is the opposite of what you want. Protect your smile when you stick to your meals and a couple snacks a day. Not sure what else you can do but you think you need additional assistance? Come in for a checkup soon!

If You Need Additional Help With Your Bruxism, Just Let Us Know!

When what you require is help figuring out your bruxism disorder and making things better, coming to us is the right choice! Call our Cleveland Family Dentistry office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We proudly serve patients and their families from Cleveland, Kingwood, New Caney, Conroe, Livingston, Huffman, and all surrounding communities.