The Doctors welcome Dentist Dr. Chris Strandburg who shares his tips on how to stop grinding your teeth.
Dr. Strandburg says grinding can lead to broken teeth, headaches and permanent jaw joint pain. He suggests these tips to cut down on your grinding:
- Botox - Dr. Strandburg says this injection in the jaw muscles can lessen the pressure in the area and might help you avoid a broken tooth.
- Medications - He says that anti-anxiety meds can lead to teeth grinding and suggests working with your doctor to find one that will not cause you to grind.
- Reduce your stress levels - Dr. Strandburg recommends having an hour of relaxation before bed.
The dentist also suggests avoiding too much caffeine and alcohol before bed, as they can lead to teeth grinding.