Bruxism Disorder: Why Didn’t Anyone Tell Me?

You may find out that you have bruxism disorder, then realize that even though you never noticed it, nobody else ever noticed it either! Is this possible? Or, have you simply been grinding and clenching away around friends and loved ones but nobody ever bothered to speak up? This can be a tricky topic for a variety of reasons. So, let’s talk about why you may have dealt with bruxing for a while before anyone in your life bothered to say, “Hey, you may need dental care!” The good news? Our Southlake, TX team reminds you that as soon as you find out bruxism is a part of your smile health story at the moment, we can help you treat it!

People May Feel Embarrassed Bringing It Up

Our team wants you to consider what you might do if someone you know was grinding or clenching in front of you. Would you know what to say? Remember that it’s entirely possible that nobody wanted to offend you, even though they noticed a symptom or two here and there. It can be difficult to know whether someone is grinding or clenching intentionally or if it’s an involuntary motion. So, keep this in mind if you’re trying to figure out why the people in your life never let onto the fact that you may need help with your smile health!

It’s Possible Nobody Noticed

First, remember that if you don’t notice your bruxism disorder, it’s very possible that nobody around you notice it either. In addition, since bruxism is sometimes something that patients do in their sleep, it’s possible that nobody is hearing or witnessing your smile health concern because you’re by yourself, because your partner is sleeping, etc.

You Haven’t Schedule A Visit In A While

The good news is that when bruxism disorder affects your smile, it’s generally something that we can detect when you come in for your dental visits with us. However, the “unfortunate” aspect here is that if you haven’t been keeping up with scheduling your preventive checkups and cleanings, then we haven’t see you. If we haven’t seen you every six months as we advise, then we haven’t been keeping up with your smile, which means bruxism could have been going on but we haven’t had the chance to diagnose and treat you. You may see what we’re getting at here: Stay up-to-date with prevention, so we can help you!

Treat Bruxism Soon With Our Dental Care

Come in for the relief and the long-term treatment you need in order to prevent bruxism disorder from causing serious side effects. Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and surrounding areas.