Do You Grind Your Teeth While You Sleep?

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Here is the Roy Dental Care guide to treating teeth grinding.

Most teeth grinding will occur while sleeping. Consistent teeth grinding might be suspected with a sore jaw and dull headache in the mornings. Anxiety or stress are not the only reasons grinding may appear. It can also be related to an abnormal bite or missing or crooked teeth.

Visit Dentist
Bruxism is a medical term used for grinding teeth. Bruxism can be identified by doctor Reggie Whitaker through an oral examination of jaw tenderness and abnormalities in the teeth. Discuss a possible nightguard for teeth grinding.

Get Control
When tooth grinding occurs, the fear is resulting oral damage and pain. Here at Roy Dental Care we support oral health in many ways. Here are three things that may help:

  1. Control caffeine or alcohol intake as these may increase tooth grinding.
  2. Avoid gum and prohibit pen or pencil chewing. This benefits the jaw as it keeps the jaw from clenching repeatedly.
  3. Allow the jaw to relax; sometimes just setting your tongue between your teeth will help your jaw relax.

Every individual in our community from West Haven to Roy deserves a good night’s sleep as well as a pain-free, headache-free morning.

It’s no problem to come down to our office at 4902 S 1900 W Ste 4, Roy, Utah 84067 and consult with doctor Whitaker about this or any other dental concern. Call


today to schedule an appointment.

We are passionate about healthy, happy patients. A beautiful, confident smile allows full, honest interaction with others. Don’t live with pain. Consider the benefits of occlusion-related services, cosmetic dentistry, or cosmetic dentistry. Ask about Invisalign, cosmetic dentistry, general, or dental implants. Your needs are important to us.

Contact our relationship-focused staff at


and discover a trustworthy practice that offers important knowledge and the highest quality of care.

Contact Roy Dental Care:


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4902 S 1900 W Ste 4
Roy, Utah


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