Treat the Trouble and Torment of Teeth Grinding

dca-blog_teeth-grinding-purple-woman

Have the habits of teeth grinding and jaw clenching become persistent problems? Then, you may be experiencing bruxism. Learn more about teeth grinding, including its reasons and its remedies.

11 Common Causes of Bruxism

Bruxism affects both children and adults, but it is seen most frequently in children and its likelihood decreases with age. Teeth grinding can happen during the day or at night, and often occurs without the sufferer even realizing it. Minor teeth clenching causes no harm, but severe cases can cause significant distress and discomfort. The exact cause of teeth grinding is not known, but it is typically attributed to one or more of these factors:

  1. Crooked teeth
  2. Missing teeth
  3. Jaw problems
  4. Anxiety
  5. Stress
  6. Anger
  7. Sleep apnea
  8. Alcohol
  9. Caffeine
  10. Smoking
  11. Certain types of medication

Detecting the Effects of Bruxism

A dentist can easily detect the effects of teeth grinding with a dental examination because it typically causes visible erosion of the teeth. However, the impact of teeth clenching is often felt rather than seen, causing severe facial soreness, jaw pain, jaw joint damage, headaches, and earaches. These signs tend to appear in both daytime and sleep conditions, but people suffering from sleep bruxism frequently wake up with unexplained headaches and tooth sensitivity.

Treatment Options for Bruxism

Teeth grinding that occurs during the day is generally treated with behavior modification, awareness reminders, and sometimes short-term splint therapy. Complicated cases may require psychological counseling or medication for stress and anxiety. Treatment for sleep bruxism often includes wearing a mouth guard at night to prevent teeth grinding, as well as medications such as antidepressants and muscle relaxants. In time, these treatments should provide relief from the burden of bruxism.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Virginia, call Dental One Associates of Virginia today at (855) 979-3337 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Virginia. With 6 affiliated practices throughout Virginia, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Virginia, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Virginia.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Great service by Doctor and others. The experience was pleasant all around.
Mira N.
Very Prompt Service and Professional
Lisa R.
The office Customer Service is great and Dr Beri is very patient. So far I am pleased with the service I've received.
Natasha S.
Katrina was great!
Tori T.
This was my first visit after my initial consultation about a month ago. I was told in December (2014) what procedures I would need for a cleaning as […]
Mario S.
Always excellent. Everything was explained and my dental health keeps improving!
Sharon F.
Will never look forward to going to the dentist but Manassas Dental One does a good job to minimize the discomfort. I'll probably stay with them […]
John M.
I do recommend this place very nice
Vilma A.
Everyone were so nice and helpful.THANK YOU
Said S.
The surgeon and his assistant tech did a great job and helped me feel at ease
Kathryn C.
I love this office and Dr. Silva Villara, shevisvthe best. She is very gentle, and concerned about her patient. I am always nervous and apprehensive […]
Sharon M.
Friendly staff & great service!
Karen C.
Great team
Angela C.
Friendly, efficient, very good outcome.
James C.
painless and efficient even though tooth could not be saved
Elizabeth W.
I always enjoy my visits because they my visit pleasant and painless. Thank you
Wanda L.
Great customer service!
Shabana S.
the doctor and staff were REALLY helpful and informative.
Johanna R.
As someone who has very sensitive gums and extensive dental needs, I highly recommend the folks at South Riding Dental One Associates. Everyone was […]
Lisa L.
Job well done
Diallo H.
All of the staff and doctor's were very accommodating and pleasant.
Louis S.
They are always very professional and friendly. Love Katrina and Dr. Z
Dinah T.
This was my first visit to a dental office in four years. My last visit at an office here in Fredericksburg was not great - customer service low, and […]
Mario S.
Love Dr. Valleru and her staff...don't care much for dental work, but Dr. Valleru is awesome and she puts me at ease...Her staff is friendly and […]
Dana M.
Very good dentist, my case was not an easy one from the start and everything went much smoother than I thought possible.
Thomas M.
I had no problems with my most recent visit.
Gerald D.
I was taken in on time ,and the dental work was outstanding.
James W.
Great as always. Since 2005
Jeffrey M.
Above Average
Shelton Y.
After many years of not going to the dentist because I could always feel all what was being I finally found a dentist that I don't feel the procedure.
Consuelo A.
It was easy to make an appointment with a narrow schedule for me,They did all the work that needed to be done at one sitting. They did a very […]
Richard S.
Amazing, had to pull my wisdom teeth it was done less than 10 mins no pain!! Thank you!!
Christopher M.
It was an excellent service. Thank you very much Dr. O.
Stella A.
very happy
David G.
I can't remember the name of the DO Associate that cleaned my teeth yesterday. What I can say is that for the first visit to this office, I've not […]
Farren B.
Great visit, friendly and professional staff.
Amy H.
I've been going to Dental One Associates for a long time. Everyone who works there is very nice. I'll continue to go there for many years and would […]
Holli B.
I would give Dental One five stars, but the front desk employees don't even acknowledge your existence upon arrival.
Daniel K.
I am someone who is extremely nervous about visiting the dentist, and this appointment was no exception. I was able to make it through having 2 […]
Melissa D.
I always like Dr. Ramasety (spelling). She is very good and wonderful.
Marianne M.
I havent been to a dentist in years, and they made me feel at ease. I was embarrassed to go, but everyone was great. Thank you all so much.
Michael O.
Always a great experience no matter how painful the procedure!
Eva A.
Very gentle, finally got the bridge I've been waiting for....very happy with the care there
Teresa S.
The Dentist was professional and very gentle. I did not feel one bit of pain. She is the best I have seen in forty years of going to a dentist
Ralph B.
Friendly and kind staff create a fun and relaxed environment, and were also great at dealing with my insurance to make sure I was properly covered […]
Philip F.
Excellent professional work inserting implant and a rapid painless recovery.
Edward C.
Short wait time. Excellent service.
Bradley B.
I am new to the area and was looking for a new Dentist. The staff was very friendly and welcoming upon my arrival. Dr. "Z" took his time to explain […]
Mark H.
Very nice staff!
Monet J.
I was scared yesterday morning to go to the Dentist, but did fine, I had Dr. Beri extract a wisdom tooth, I did not even feel it.
Camille H.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
    Get in touch:
    • Phone: (855) 979-3337