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Bruxism is a condition in which a person involuntarily clenches or grinds their teeth, usually during sleep, but can also occur during the day. People who suffer from bruxism can clench or grind their teeth with significant force, which can have negative consequences for dental health.

The consequences of bruxism can include:

Tooth wear: Bruxism can cause significant tooth wear, especially on molars, which can lead to loss of dental structure and the need for restorative dental treatments such as fillings, crowns, or even tooth extractions.

Tooth sensitivity: Tooth wear can also cause tooth sensitivity, which can make eating or drinking painful or uncomfortable.

Dental fractures and breakages: The force applied when clenching or grinding teeth can cause dental fractures or breakages that may require more invasive treatments such as root canal therapy or even tooth extraction.

Jaw and facial muscle problems: Bruxism can cause tension and pain in the muscles of the jaw and face, which can lead to headaches, temporomandibular disorders (TMJ), and difficulty opening or closing the mouth.

Sleep disturbance: The noise produced by teeth grinding can interrupt sleep, which can lead to fatigue and other health problems related to lack of sleep.

It is important to seek treatment for bruxism to prevent long-term dental complications and improve quality of life. Treatment can include measures to reduce stress, muscle relaxation exercises, the use of custom-made dental protectors, and in more severe cases, correction of dental occlusion through orthodontics or surgery.


The Global Dent Dental Clinic located in Villeray, Hochelaga, and Ste-Julie is the perfect place to receive quality care for your teeth and smile. We offer a wide range of dental services, including preventive and cleaning treatments, bite correction, and dental whitening. We also offer emergency services to help alleviate pain and protect your dental health.

Our team of highly qualified dentists is dedicated to providing you with high-quality treatment and helping you maintain a healthy and radiant smile. Among our services, we have dental restoration, dental aesthetics, dental prosthetics, periodontics, dental implants, orthodontics, endodontics, professional cleaning, and emergency services.

At the Global Dent dental center, we are committed to serving all people living in Montreal and Rive-Sud. If you need an appointment or have a dental emergency, do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you. We hope to see you soon at the Global Dent Dental Clinic!


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