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Unfortunately, the teeth-grinding habit is one that can destroy and severely damage your smile if you’re not careful. In fact, it can wear away and even break your teeth. So, it’s best to do all you can to eliminate the habit or reduce the effects as much as possible. To help you do so, Dr. Tae Chul Ho and our dental team have some helpful tips and tricks for you.

Oftentimes, people grind their teeth because they are stressed. If this is the case for you, try to relax as much as possible. Try exercising, stress counseling, treatment from a physical therapist, or relaxation medication.

One way to reduce the effects of teeth grinding is to wear a mouthguard while you sleep. Dr. Tae Chul Ho can make a mouthguard that will fit perfectly in your smile so you can protect your teeth. If you wear the appliance, your chompers won’t touch, which means there is a small chance they will damage each other.

Fortunately, there are some lifestyle changes you can make that can help you rid the habit and reduce the effects. Some of those changes are cutting back on caffeinated drinks, avoiding alcohol consumption, avoiding chewing on pens and pencils, and trying techniques that help you relax.

If you take our advice seriously, there is a high chance you can have a strong and healthy smile while dealing with the teeth-grinding habit in Manchester, Connecticut. For more information and details, call Buckland Hills Dental at 860-644-0099. We are also happy to answer any questions you have, so don’t be afraid to give us a call. We look forward to helping you!