We now know that teeth grinding is very related to the body’s survival effort to breathe. In other words, research shows that we grind at night because we need to in order to breathe. Grinding tightens the muscles at the back of the throat- the soft palate, and pulls the back of the tongue forward.
Treating the struggle to breathe during sleep usually greatly reduces grinding and the soreness of the jaw joint.
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We can help if you’re suffering from constant teeth grinding. To schedule a consultation with us, call Sue Ellen Richardson, DDS, in Houston, TX, today at 713-796-9600. We also serve patients who live in Bellaire, River Oaks, Southside Place, and all surrounding communities.