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A How To Stop: Grinding Your Teeth

Friday, May 4th 2018 | by 41 Southbar | Industry News

Grinding our teeth is a real problem for many people. It can give people headaches; it can make people lose sleep; it can make people stressed; and perhaps worse of all, it can ruin our teeth. Unfortunately, many in this country do suffer from grinding their teeth– the official term is bruxism, by the way– and as a result, this dentist in Banbury, is going to advise you on how to avoid such a disaster!

As we said, it’s a problem that plagues a lot – 43% to be specific, – however, some people may not be helping themselves. Bruxism is actually a painstakingly easy thing to avoid when you know the triggers.

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Firstly, Try and Get a Little More Sleep

It has been proven that those who get the recommended eight hours of sleep a night not only are more energised and intrinsically happy, they are much, much more likely to grind their teeth also. As a dentist in Banbury, we can advise that getting eight hours, not 12, not 6, will benefit you most. You’ll find yourself happier and free from the pain of bruxism.

Avoid Caffeine

Caffeine for some is as important oxygen. Well, not really, but that’s what their small talk and perhaps Facebook feed says, both uninteresting places rife with hyperbole. Whilst it may supply you with a short dosage of artificial energy, in reality, it may be doing more harm than good. Caffeine can increased stress and negatively impact the amount of and goodness of sleep we get. We suggest peppermint tea over a coffee. Some say it tastes nice, anyway.

Consciously Relax Your Jaw

We very often live outside of our mind. We aren’t conscious. We’re simply plough through life without a thought. Unfortunately, this is the human way. However, you must try to act beyond it. Learn to drop your shoulders. Learn to relax your jaw. Learn to be mindful of what you’re drinking and eating. It may all sound a bit spiritual, but it really does help. Coming from a dentist in Banbury, it could mean the end of bruxism for you.

Find a Less Stressful Life

There always will be stress in a lot of our lives. We can’t avoid that. However, you can be kind to yourself and find situations where stress thrives and calm the place down. That way, not only will you no longer grind your teeth, you’re generally happier too.

41 South Bar | Dentist in Banbury

Hopefully, if you’re a sufferer of bruxism, we’ve helped. It may sound simple, but follow these steps and it will be gone. No doubt. 41 South Bar home to the best dentist in Banbury, Dr Tom. And not only him, the rest of our team are stellar too! If you’d like to arrange an appointment either us our online form or give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

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