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Is Teeth Grinding the Reason for Your Morning Headaches? Fort Mill, SC
Mouthguard Fort Mill, SC

Bruxism is the medical term for teeth grinding or teeth clenching. Unfortunately, this oral habit can lead to some very unwanted consequences involving your teeth, jaw and face. The majority of teeth grinders perform the habit subconsciously while they sleep. In fact, according to the Business Insider, thirty to 40 million Americans grind their teeth at night. That’s roughly 10% of the US population! Nighttime teeth grinding can make it difficult for patients to diagnose their own bruxism habit – until the daytime symptoms present themselves.

What Happens When Your Grind and Clench

Bruxism puts incredible forces on your teeth and jaw joint (TMJ). When the act of teeth grinding and/or teeth clenching is performed throughout the night, your smile can suffer under the extra pressures. In addition, when the jaw joint is overworked, the inflammation can lead to tension headaches and a painful TMD condition.

Bruxism can lead to the following range of consequences:

  • Fractured or worn down teeth
  • Shifting teeth
  • Sore or sensitive teeth
  • Damaged crowns, fillings or other dental work
  • Jaw pain or jaw soreness
  • Painful chewing
  • TMJ related headaches, facial pain or ear pain
  • Changes in facial appearance (overdeveloped jaw muscles/square jaw shape)

Protecting Yourself from Nighttime Bruxism

How do you kick a teeth grinding habit when you aren’t aware you’re doing it? At Gold Hill Dentistry, we proudly offer custom-fit mouthguards to prevent bruxism while you sleep. It is a simple appointment and minimal price to pay compared to the disruptive chain of events that can occur if your teeth grinding goes untreated. Call today to learn more about our nighttime oral appliances for bruxism.

Posted on behalf of Gold Hill Dentistry

2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466

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Gold Hill Dentistry

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Marsha Rose

The staff at Gold Hill Dentistry is wonderful. They are polite, professional and helpful I have a history of working as both a dental assistant and hygienist in another state. I’m extremely particular when it comes to my dental care. My daughter recommended Gold Hill. I am very pleased with my dental care. I highly recommend the practice.

Don Rowley

The entire staff at Gold Hill Family Dentistry are professional, friendly, and very good at what they do. I’ve made numerous recommendations to family and friends. Very happy with the dental work they do. Scheduling, insurance processing, and follow up are always first class. Dr Kavi is the man.

Angelique Autumn McGowan

I highly recommend this dental practice. The staff are gracious, helpful, courteous and accommodating. Dr. Sagunarthy is a wonderful dentist. This is from someone who has always suffered with dental and gum issues. He is current on dental information, kind, gentle and professional! I am so happy to have found this practice!

Richard DeCristo

Dr. Sagunarthy is one of if not the best dentist I ever went to. He recently replaced a crown that was botched by another dentist and the procedure was done perfectly and painlessly. I first went to Gold Hill Dentistry for a second opinion on four crowns and maybe a root canal I needed asap from another dentist in Fort Mill. As it turned out I needed the crown replacement and only one other at a later date. That’s about $6000.00 I saved leaving this OTHER FORT MILL DENTIST. In addition to this wonderful dentist, the total staff is outstanding.

Chrissy Jaselskis

Awesome dentist. Everyone was nice and professional. Very thorough job cleaning my teeth. Lots of great conversations. Staff made an uncomfortable place for me very comfortable. Thank you.

Thomas Dorsett

Very professional and caring staff. Highly recommend the service, they take personal care with all patience. I have experienced some of the best Hygienist.

Bill Strickland

Great staff. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Would heartily recommend as they have been taking care of my family for years.

Midge Zimmerman

I have dental anxiety. I dreaded locating a dentist after recently moving to the area. I had gone to another dentist in the area but quickly changed to Gold Hill Denistry. Dr. Sagarnathy and staff are always kind, gentle and concerned with my well being. They also do a really good dental work. Other than routine work, I have had an implant, and chipped tooth repaired, all are doing well.

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2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466