Stop Teeth Grinding by Lowering Stress

   Lower your stress- it’s easier said than done. After all, the world we live in is filled with stressors such as our job, ill health, finances, ect. In many cases, people express stress in their teeth grinding habits. Find out how to stop teeth grinding by lowering stress.

Do I Grind My Teeth?

   You may think teeth grinding is very visible and anyone who does it would automatically recognize this issue. Interestingly, many people do not know they grind their teeth because it is most often done while sleeping. However, if you often wake up with a sore jaw or a headache, then these are tell-tale signs that you grind. At Rancho Dental, Dr. Perry can examine your teeth and jaw for signs of grinding.

Lower the Stress

   Stress makes you grind your teeth, which means stress for your teeth. Tooth loss and fractures are some of the consequences! Therefore, less stress means less stress on our teeth. One size does not fit all with regard to lowing stress.

Bedtime Routine

   Some have found benefit in adopting unwinding habits before bedtime. Determine your triggers and remove them. For example, you may check your email for work before bed. Without knowing it, this may stress you out. Some have found benefit in limiting the use of digital media or work related things before going to sleep.

    What helps you to relax? Try different ideas like reading, painting, or talking on the phone to a friend. Whatever it is, find your go to stress reliever! Stop teeth grinding by lowering stress.