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If you sleep alone, the chances are slim you would ever even know that you had a sleep disorder. Common disorders such as snoring would certainly continue without you ever being made aware. The same can be said for bruxism. Bruxism is a disorder in which a person grinds and clenches their teeth, often to the point of tooth damage. Sleep bruxism, in particular, occurs while one is asleep and unaware. For all solo sleepers, there are other ways to tell if you may have a sleep disorder. Listed below are various signs that you may have bruxism:

– Grinding or clenching your teeth loudly while you sleep could be a sign of bruxism.
– Teeth that are heavily worn down could be a sign of bruxism.
– Tooth enamel that has been worn down could be a sign of bruxism.
– An increase in tooth sensitivity could be a sign of bruxism.
– Jaw pain, face pain, and dull headaches could be signs of bruxism.
– Indentations on your tongue or damage to your inner cheek tissue caused by your teeth could be signs of bruxism.
– A locked jaw that cannot open or close completely could be a sign of bruxism.

Baxter Dental has a highly-qualified staff to help you fight bruxism. If you would like an appointment with Dr. Scott Timmons & Justin Gangestad to discuss treatment options, please contact a member of our team at 218-829-4207. Our office is located in Baxter, Minnesota. We will be glad to help you achieve the results you are looking for!