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Avoidance Therapy For Teeth Grinding


Your San Diego orthodontist and his team make it their daily mission to move their patients one step closer to a beautiful new smile — often with braces or Invisalign. But Dr. Stormberg also treats other dental disorders that may cause you discomfort such as teeth grinding, called Bruxism. This condition causes you to grind, gnash or clench your teeth when you are awake or during sleep and can cause snoring and sleep apnea. Stormberg Orthodontics offers the following avoidance therapy treatment for those suffering from sore teeth from grinding or clenching.

Avoidance Therapy

Pain Relief From Teeth Grinding

Grinding or clenching your teeth can result in both a headache and sore teeth. Dr. Stormberg recommends taking 600mg of ibuprofen with food three times a day for two days to relieve the discomfort.

Eat A Soft Diet

Think of all those soft things we love — mac ‘n cheese, sweet potato pie, blueberries, yogurt, bananas, meatballs, peas, scrambled eggs, oatmeal, eggplant parmesan. You get the picture….and I’m getting hungry.

Apply Moist Heat

Place a washcloth under hot water, squeeze out extra water and place it on the sore area to relieve discomfort.

Avoid Caffeine

You need your sleep. Soreness can keep you awake so don’t add to it by drinking caffeine. Avoid all caffeine after 12 p.m.

Contact Your San Diego Orthodontist With Questions

If you have tried these remedies and are still feeling discomfort please don’t hesitate to contact us at our La Mesa orthodontist office at 619-462-4462. We’re happy to answer any questions you have about bruxism, your braces or any orthodontic treatment. Providing all of our San Diego patients with the most comfortable and effective orthodontic care is our number one priority. We’re here to help!

Stormberg Orthodontics

  • Stormberg Orthodontics - 4333 Palm Ave., Suite C, La Mesa, CA 91941 Phone: 619-462-4462 Fax: 619-462-8267

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