Many people think that grinding is something that only children do. However, many adults subconsciously grind their teeth or do it while they’re sleeping. The practice can harm your oral health as well as your physical and emotional wellbeing through:
Once patients become aware of their grinding habit, they often search for quick and effective treatment methods. When patients visit Dr. Ho, she evaluates the mouth to look for damage and takes impressions She may also suggest further treatment for factors that cause grinding such as stress, depression, or sleep disorders.
An oral appliance, which is commonly known as a night guard, can help. These clear plastic appliances fit over the top or bottom arch and cushion the teeth, reducing stress on the jaw.
If you think you may be grinding your teeth, it’s important to get help right away. Don’t wait until the teeth are damaged or the pain becomes more intense. Dr. Karen Ho at Dentistry on Parkdale, in Hamilton, can help protect your teeth and restore your health with a personalized diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Karen Ho is a trusted dentist serving patients of all ages in Hamilton, Ontario. Having studied at prestigious institutes such as McMaster University and University of Toronto and trained at Hartford Hospital (General Practice Residency), she opened her private practice in 2003.
Dr. Ho is committed to lifelong learning as she believes that she can serve her community better by constantly updating herself. She is affiliated with many professional organisations like the Academy of General Dentistry, Institute for Clinical Practice of Pediatric Dentistry, The Dawson Academy Study Club, Niagara Peninsula Dental Diagnostic Study Club, Hamilton Chapter of the Seattle Study Club (Founding Member), and Boston and Tufts Universities.