Medical Park Pharmacy

Phone: 252-726-0777
Fax: 252-726-6497

STORE HOURS

Monday-Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 1pm | Sunday: Closed

health-tips Medical Park Pharmacy

Weekly Health Tips

Bruxism -- Grinding Your Teeth

Posted: 05.13.2014

Bruxism is the grinding, clenching or gnashing of teeth.  Symptoms of bruxism may include chipped or worn teeth, tooth sensitivity, headaches or jaw pain.  Severe bruxism may cause temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ) disorders.  For nighttime grinding, your dentist may suggest wearing a mouth guard to help protect the teeth.  In the daytime, practice putting your mouth in a neutral position (put your tongue behind your upper front teeth and relax your jaw).  Repeating this through the day may help break the habit.

Have a Question?

We can help.

WEEKLY HEALTH TIP

FOLIC ACID MAY LOWER AUTISM RISK
Folic acid is a form of folate, a B... Read More »

LEAVES OF THREE
To prevent poison ivy reactions, learn to identify... Read More »

PREVENTING DEMENTIA
Exercise regularly; it helps to increase blood flow... Read More »