Posts Tagged ‘dental mouthpiece Des Moines IA’

When to Wear a Dental Mouthpiece

Discovering Bruxism

sore jaw 4Do you grind your teeth? If you said “no,” are you positive about that? Oftentimes, people grind their teeth during their sleep without realizing it. In fact, some people have been unfortunate enough to discover a bruxism (teeth grinding) habit only when a tooth breaks. Thus, it is important to know the symptoms of bruxism so that if you are grinding your teeth, your Des Moines IA dentist, Dr. Jessica Johnson, can provide you with a dental mouthpiece to protect your teeth. Some of the most common symptoms of bruxism are frequent sensitivities in teeth, and a sore jaw. It is also pretty common for the jaw to pop or click when it opens and closes when bruxism occurs frequently. In addition to these symptoms, bruxism may be identified visually, which is why it is important to attend regular dental visits to your Des Moines IA dentist, Dr. Johnson. Bruxism may leave teeth looking flattened or worn down, signs which Dr. Johnson can identify through visual inspection of your teeth.

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Des Moines IA Dentist: Do You Grind Your Teeth?

man sleepingDid you know that you could be damaging your teeth without realizing it? Many people grind their teeth during their sleep without knowing that they do so. Unfortunately, not knowing means no treatment, which can turn into major damages to teeth and the jaw. To learn more about teeth grinding (bruxism) and the dental mouthpiece that can treat it, read the information below from your Des Moines IA dentist, Dr. Jessica Johnson.

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Des Moines Dentist Shares Two Uses for Dental Mouthpieces

mouth guardIf you think of a mouth guard, your mind probably conjures up images of a massive football player stepping onto a field of green turf or a hockey player chasing a puck. These sports require mouth guards to protect teeth and the mouth from the consequences of violent collisions. However, oral appliances are also used in dentistry. Here to explain the uses of dental mouthpieces is your Des Moines dentist, Dr. Jessica Johnson.

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West Des Moines Dentist Discusses Teeth Grinding and Toothaches

toothache Des MoinesIf you grind your teeth, you may not even be aware that you are doing it. Many people grind their teeth at night, leaving them none the wiser about their teeth grinding habits. However, evidence does exist. It’s inscribed on the teeth, its effects felt in toothaches or a sore jaw. Teeth grinding, or bruxism, can lead to many oral problems as well as problems beyond the scope of the mouth. Here to discuss bruxism, toothaches, and beyond is your West Des Moines Dentist, Dr. Jessica Johnson.

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MapValley Ridge Family Dental
6150 Village View Drive, #109,
West Des Moines, IA, 50266
Phone: 515.223.9764
After-hours emergency: 515.423.0445
Fax: 515.327.6230

Office Hours

Monday: 8 am-5 pm
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: 8 am-5 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am- 1:30 pm
Friday: 7:30 am-4:30 pm