Teeth Grinding Solutions at Bloomfield Dental Designs, Bloomfield NJ

Does the sound of grinding teeth wake you up in the middle of the night, or has your dentist made a passing remark about the state of your enamel? If so, you might be suffering from bruxism, commonly known as teeth grinding. At Bloomfield Dental Designs, we’ve come up with innovative ways to help you prevent the damage caused by this often unconscious habit. Let’s explore some of these practical solutions.

Symptoms of Bruxism in Various Patients

Before we delve into solutions, it’s essential to understand the symptoms that accompany bruxism. While many sufferers aren’t even aware that they grind their teeth, especially if they do so in their sleep, there are some telltale signs. These include headaches, jaw pain, worn enamel, increased tooth sensitivity, earache, sleep disruptions, and even damaged dental work.

Custom-Made Mouthguards

One of the most effective treatments for bruxism is the use of custom-made mouthguards. These are typically worn at night and provide a barrier between your upper and lower teeth, minimizing the impact of grinding and clenching.

Stress Management

Since stress is a significant contributor to bruxism, reducing stress levels can significantly mitigate the effects of teeth grinding. Yoga, meditation, exercising, or even consulting a therapist can help manage stress better.

Advanced Dental Procedures

If the bruxism is severe or persistent, we might recommend other interventions, such as reconstructing the biting surfaces with inlays or crowns to replace the damaged enamel.


  1. Are there any long-term effects of bruxism?

    Yes, long-term effects of bruxism can include severe tooth wear and damage, TMJ disorders, facial changes, and hearing loss.

  2. Are children at risk of developing bruxism?

    Yes, children can also develop bruxism, typically in response to teething or other oral discomfort. In most cases, they outgrow it.

  3. Can I still lead a normal life with bruxism?

    With proper treatment and management, you can lead a normal and healthy life despite having bruxism.


At Bloomfield Dental Designs, we are committed to providing effective solutions to bruxism and promoting dental health for all our patients. If you suspect you are suffering from bruxism, please book an appointment and let us help you protect your beautiful smile.

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