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Des Moines IA Dentist Describes the Dangers of Teeth Grinding

asleep 4Did you know that a staggering 38 percent of children grind their teeth? Surprisingly, though, it is not children who most commonly receive treatment for bruxism (teeth grinding). In fact, most children outgrow their bruxism habits around age six, before any significant damage can occur to their teeth. Thus, it is not children but adults who are at a greater risk of damaging their teeth with a teeth grinding habit. To learn more about the dangers of teeth grinding, read the following information from your Des Moines IA dentist, Dr. Jessica Johnson.

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Des Moines IA Dentist May Have Relief for Your Headaches

headache 4Does it seem like you are always dealing with a headache? If so, you could be suffering from a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. Active, but rather delicate, the TMJs are located on either side of the face just below and forward of the earlobes. These joints control the opening and closing of the mouth, but respond poorly to strain, which is the cause of TMJ disorders. To learn more about the connection between TMJ disorders and headaches, read the following information from your Des Moines IA dentist, Dr. Jessica Johnson.

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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 Answers FAQs about the TMJs and Headaches

headache 3Do you suffer from the pain of migraines or frequent headaches? If so, you know the value of relief. But what if relief meant dealing with a problem that originated in your mouth? If you have developed a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, your headaches may cease with treatment of your mouth and jaw. Below, your Des Moines dentist, Dr. Jessica Johnson, answers your most frequently asked questions about the TMJs and their connection to headaches?

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Des Moines Dentist Looks at the Connection Between Headaches and Your Mouth

headache 1What do headaches have to do with your mouth? Maybe more than you think. If you have a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, frequent headaches and migraines could be your daily reality. The TMJ is the joint that controls the opening and closing of the mouth, and when it comes under strain, a disorder can develop. But why should a disorder in your jaw cause headaches? Your Des Moines dentist, Dr. Jessica Johnson, answers this question and more as she examines TMJ disorders.

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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