Bennett Family Dentistry
Michael Bennett, DDS
Ashley Blattner, DDS
Ross Bennett, DDS
Blake Essner, DDS
Cape Girardeau Family Dentist Dr. Bennett
Our Family Caring For Your Family
(573) 334-8013
989 North Mt. Auburn Road
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
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Bruxism, commonly known as 'tooth grinding,' is the process of clenching together and the grinding of the upper and lower teeth. During sleep, the biting force of clenched jaws can be up to six times greater than during waking hours.

Bruxism can cause complications over the years:
- Wear down tooth enamel
- Break fillings or other dental work
- Worsening of TMJ dysfunction
- Jaw pain, toothaches, headaches, or earaches
- Tooth sensitivity
- Tooth mobility
- Chipped teeth
- Erodes gums and supporting bones contributing to gum disease

The most common procedure to help to alleviate pain and discomfort is a Nightguard.

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Cape Girardeau Family Dentist

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  • 7:00am - 4:00pm

Contact Info
Phone | (573) 334-8013
Fax | (573) 334-4101
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