Posts Tagged: Nighttime tooth grinding | bruxism

3 Things Bruxism Does to Your Smile

Bruxism is the clinical name for the constant, unconscious grinding of your teeth. Though commonly referred to as a habit, the truth is that bruxism is a chronic condition, and patients who experience it often can’t stop even if they wanted to. The good news is that Dr. James Fondriest can likely treat your condition… Read more »

Lake Forest Dentist Explains Bruxism: Grinding and Clenching Teeth

Many people clench and grind their teeth occasionally, which causes little harm. However, frequent teeth grinding, medically called bruxism, can damage teeth and lead to other health complications. Stress, anxiety, an abnormal bite, and misaligned teeth are some reasons people grind and clench their teeth.  Because many people grind their teeth at night, they are… Read more »

Patient Testimonial: TMJ Headaches

“After 3 years of chronic TMJ pain, various treatments (such as biofeedback, physical therapy, and massage therapy), and countless doctors, I started to just accept that my headache and neck ache pain was always going to be a part of me. However, like all good stories, just when I had accepted my fate, my story… Read more »

Your Chicago Cosmetic Dentist Repairs the Results of Bruxism

If you have issues with bruxism (also called nighttime grinding) your dentist may have given you a bite guard to wear at night. But your dentist may not have the ability required to repair the effects of bruxism.  Dr. James Fondriest, a cosmetic dentist in Lake Forest, IL, can restore your teeth and reverse the… Read more »