Esthetic Dentist for Clenching and Grinding

If you clench and grind your teeth during the day or when you sleep, schedule an appointment with an esthetic dentist.

An esthetic dentist in Burlington looks at every part of your chewing system to get to the root of your clenching and grinding.

More often than not your clenching and grinding could have something to do with your TMP or temporomandibular joint.


Located at the sides of your cheeks these hinges are what connect your bottom to upper jaw. If they aren’t where they should be problems can easily occur. Those issues are called TMJD or temporomandibular joint disorder.

Sometimes clenching is a sign of TMJ. This is easily detected with a dental checkup in Burlington. Dr. Mike Morris is a licensed esthetic dentist who understands the chewing system and what it can do to your teeth, gums and the rest of your mouth.

With that being said, clenching and grinding don’t always mean you have something wrong with your TMJ.

For some, clenching and grinding is caused by missing, broken or cracked teeth. Chipped restorations are notorious for clenching and grinding.

An Esthetic Dentist Checkup

Your esthetic dentist in Burlington will check your chewing system for any problems. Your teeth and gums and dental restorations are also checked to make sure they are still functional. Even one broken down filling can result in clenching and grinding.

Once the problem is discovered Dr. Morris will come up with a solution that gets to the cause. There are no Band-Aids when it comes to esthetic dentistry in Burlington.

Furthermore, dental restorations or oral appliance therapy are often recommended for people who clench and grind teeth.

For example, oral appliance therapy helps the jaw move into a healthy position helping avoid chronic clenching and grinding. Futhermore, oral appliance therapy is used for sleep apnea.

Your esthetic dentist in Burlington is licensed to provide you with the best dental procedures for clenching and grinding.

Some Treatments Recommended

While some only need restoration repair or replacement, others may need to wear an oral appliance to prevent clenching and grinding.

Only your esthetic dentist can determine what type of therapy is best for you. In addition, Dr. Morris may recommend a little of both to stop chronic clenching and grinding.

An Esthetic Dentist Cares

If you would like to learn more about esthetic dentistry for clenching and grinding, call or send a direct message to Chittenden Dental today.




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