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Teeth Grinding

Our skilled professionals will assess the extent of your bruxism and create a treatment plan to address the underlying causes and minimise its effects.

What Is Teeth Grinding?

Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is a condition characterised by the involuntary clenching, gnashing, or grinding of teeth, often during sleep. It’s a common behavior that can occur both during the day (awake bruxism) and while asleep (sleep bruxism).

Symptoms of Bruxism

Bruxism can manifest with a variety of symptoms that may indicate the presence of the condition. Common signs and symptoms of bruxism include:

Teeth Grinding or Clenching

The most obvious sign of bruxism is the audible grinding or clenching of teeth, which can occur during the day or night.

Worn Tooth Surfaces

Teeth grinding can lead to the wearing down of tooth surfaces, often resulting in flat or chipped teeth.

Tooth Sensitivity

Worn enamel can cause increased tooth sensitivity to hot, cold, or sweet foods and drinks.

Disrupted Sleep

Sleep disruptions for you or your partner, including loud grinding noises during sleep, can indicate sleep bruxism.

Tired Jaw Muscles

Feeling fatigued or strained in the jaw muscles, especially upon waking, is a common symptom.

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End Teeth Grinding with Moorooka Dental Care

At Moorooka Dental Care, we understand the impact of bruxism on your oral health and overall well-being. We offer a range of solutions, including custom mouthguards that provide a protective barrier for your teeth while you sleep. These devices are designed to alleviate the pressure and damage caused by teeth grinding, promoting a healthier bite and preventing further issues.


What Can I Do to Stop Grinding My Teeth?

To address teeth grinding consider these steps:

Stress Management

Stress often contributes to bruxism. Engage in relaxation techniques like yoga, deep breathing, or meditation to alleviate stress.

Limit Stimulants

Reduce or avoid caffeine and alcohol, as they can intensify teeth grinding.

Create a Relaxing Bedtime Routine

Establish calming activities before bed to signal your body to unwind.

Protective Mouthguards

Custom-made mouthguards provide a barrier between teeth, preventing damage from grinding while sleeping.

Dental Check-Ups

Regular dental visits help detect and manage teeth grinding early.

Yes, teeth grinding is a common occurrence in children. Many children grind their teeth, especially during sleep, and this usually happens during periods of tooth eruption or when their jaws are developing.

Most cases of childhood bruxism are temporary and tend to resolve on their own without causing significant harm. However, if the grinding continues, it might lead to dental issues or discomfort.

It’s essential for parents to keep an eye on their child’s teeth grinding habits and consult a dentist if they have concerns. The dentist can assess the severity of the grinding, identify any potential underlying causes, and recommend appropriate management strategies if necessary.

What our patients say

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I had the most amazing experience. I was nervous about my dental treatment but when I got here they explained it to me and I was put at ease. The work done was amazing and I won't hesitate to return to this clinic. Dr Zaheer and his team were very professional and caring.

I also found his front desk staff Fatimatu and Frances to be very friendly and caring. I would highly recommend this clinic.

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I had my best dental practice at Moorooka Dental Care! I was very afraid to go to the dentist before I came to this practice. I had a really good experience at this clinic.

Dr Linh was wonderful. She explained the whole treatment and answered all my questions. I also met Frances the receptionist. She was very friendly and made me feel welcome. I had an amazing experience and highly recommend Moorooka Dental Care.

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The whole team are such a lovely bunch of people! Dr Tina and Casey (I think it's Casey.. correct me if I'm wrong) work so well together and had me laughing before and after my dental work. Everyone is really kind here, from owner to reception staff. I know I'm in good hands when I visit ๐Ÿ™‚

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I had the pleasure of having my dental work done at Moorooka dental care. It has been an amazing experience, Fatimatu at reception was extremely helpful. I was treated by Dr Furqan today and I found him very professional and gentle. I've also seen Dr Reza and Dr Zaheer and found them to be extremely good. I will highly recommend this practice.

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Fantastic staff. I am a truly anxious patient, and the receptionist, Frances, who took my first contact call, I felt safe. Dr Reza Sunny was so patient with me, allowing me to do tapping when I was overwhelmed, never losing focus, totally understanding. Incredibly kind. Incredibly good dentist. I had cleaning, filling, and removal of a broken molar. Even though I may still get anxious I feel safe returning when needed.

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This is my first time ever to have a positive comment about a dentist.
I was astonished about the successful outcome of my dental procedure. Thank you Casey and Dr Reza, what a professional and dedicated team. I mentioned to my partner about it, and we went back to the clinic and she made an appointment for herself on the spot. I do not hesitate to recommend to any one the services of Moorooka Dental Care. Thank you all for your friendly attention, starting from the reception all way to the manager. Looking forwards to see you again.

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Can't thank the team at Moorooka dental care enough for an amazing friendly experience! I have now seen both Dr Reza Sunny for general cosmetics work including fillings to teeth whitening, clean up/check ups. Very good at explaining and being upfront with procedures process and Dr Zaheer who removed both my bottom wisdoms last week did an absolute fantastic job from start to finish. They even went the extra mile to call up and check up on me a few days later to see how my recovery was going. 10/10 for service and pricing. Thanks

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Moorooka Dental Care is one of the best dental practices I've been to. The team is friendly, the office is modern and clean. I have had the pleasure to be cared by Dr. Zaheer and Dr. Reza. Both are excellent professionals. They took the time to explain the procedures and the subsequent cares. I even got a follow up call from the practice manager, Ahmed, the next day. I highly recommend them!

Where to find us

Moorooka Dental Care

Shop C, 132 Beaudesert Road,
Moorooka QLD 4105

Tel: (07) 3848 3193

Public Transport:

From the city to Moorooka Dental Care, you may hop on the buses with numbers 110/125/115 /124. If you are travelling from the south side, you may take the buses with the numbers 110/115/117/124/125.

Our practice is 1.9km from the Moorooka train station.