Fantastic Smiles addresses another serious condition that deals with grinding your teeth. This is a disorder most commonly associated when someone is asleep and most damage occurs during sleeping hours. 

The clenching and grinding is symptomatic of a malfunctioning chewing reflex, which is turned off in non-sufferers when sleeping.  For sufferers, deep sleep or even naps cause the reflex pathways in the jaw to become active.

 

When left untreated, sufferers can develop problems with their jaw joint (referred to as TMJ, a disorder of the temporomandibular joint) that can deteriorate further and lead to cracked teeth, pain, compromised hearing, and neck and jaw problems, just to name a few!

If you are experiencing any signs or symptoms like those described, schedule a check up with us today!  We’re here to help you, so call (845) 577-5464 now!

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