Dentist - Naperville
24111 West 103rd Street
Naperville, IL 60564
Call (630) 922-0005
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Protocol for ALL upcoming appointments: For the safety of you and others we are limiting patients in the waiting area. Please let us know you have arrived by responding to this text and/or calling our office at 630-922-0005 and we will notify you when we are ready for you to come in. Please wear your mask in to the office and we will indicate when to remove. Temperatures will be checked upon arrival for all patients/guardians. We ask that children over the age of 10 come in alone and family/parent wait in their vehicles. Children 10 and under may be accompanied by 1 parent (anyone else is asked to wait in the vehicles). Following: Governor Pritzker order we also ask that if you have traveled to any of the HOT SPOTS in the last 14 days that you please call our office to get your appointment rescheduled (for everyone safety). Thank You again for your understanding and cooperation.



 

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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

Teeth grinding, also called bruxism, is often viewed as a harmless, though annoying, habit. Some people develop bruxism from an inability to deal with stress or anxiety.

However, teeth grinding can literally transform your bite relationship and worse, severely damage your teeth and jaws over long periods of time.

Teeth grinding can cause abrasion to the chewing surfaces of your teeth. This abnormal wear and tear will prematurely age and loosen your teeth, and open them to problems such as hypersensitivity (from the small cracks that form, exposing your dentin). Bruxism can also lead to chronic jaw and facial pain, as well as headaches.

If no one has told you that you grind your teeth, here are a few clues that you may suffer from bruxism:

  • Your jaw is often sore, or you hear popping sounds when you open and close your mouth.
  • Your teeth look abnormally short or worn down.
  • You notice small dents in your tongue.

Bruxism is somewhat treatable. A common therapy involves use of a special appliance worn while sleeping. Less intrusive, though just as effective methods could involve biofeedback, and behavior modification, such as tongue exercises and learning how to properly align your tongue, teeth and lips.