Overland Park Teeth Grinding Dentist

Jaw pain? You might be grinding your teeth

We have a solution for your smile

Protect your teeth from bruxism

Today, stress contributes to a variety of health problems, including bruxism. While we all grind our teeth occasionally, continuous teeth grinding can slowly damage your teeth and make you more prone to other issues — like TMJ disorder, tooth decay, worn enamel, and gum recession.

If you are experiencing jaw pain, toothache, dental sensitivity, or other symptoms of bruxism, our Overland Park teeth grinding dentists are here to help. Book an appointment with us today — our team can help you control bruxism and treat any problems it may cause.

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Signs that you might have bruxism

Early bruxism treatment will help you prevent further dental issues and keep your smile healthy. These are some signs to look for:

  • Tooth sensitivity: Increased sensitivity to hot or cold foods
  • Headaches: Frequent, unexplained headaches, especially upon waking
  • Jaw pain: Discomfort or pain in the jaw, often radiating to the ears
  • Worn teeth: Visible flattening or chipping of your teeth
  • Audible grinding: Grinding noises at night
  • Facial pain: Soreness or tension in facial muscles
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Chad Bowles, DDS, PA


“Helping our patients stop teeth grinding means maintaining their quality of life. Our bruxism treatments allow them to smile, eat, and enjoy life without pain.”

How to stop teeth grinding?

Fortunately, there are effective ways to put a stop to this habit:


Mouthguards — one of our Overland Park teeth grinding dentists may recommend a custom-fitted mouthguard. Mouthguards act as a protective barrier, preventing your teeth from grinding during sleep.


Stress management — bruxism is often linked to stress and anxiety. Finding ways to manage stress, such as relaxation techniques or meditation, can help reduce teeth grinding.


Be mindful of jaw clenching — during the day, pay attention to your jaw muscles. If you catch yourself clenching, consciously relax your jaw to break the habit.

If you have bruxism, we can help you find the best treatment. Call (913) 491-6663 for an appointment with one of our experienced Overland Park teeth grinding dentists.

Why is treating bruxism important?

Besides jaw pain and headaches, persistent teeth clenching can lead to other problems, like:


Flattened, chipped, or fractured teeth


Tooth sensitivity


Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder


Insomnia and daytime fatigue


Gum recession and increased risk of gum disease


Reduced overall sense of well-being

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Bringing joy to your smile

Our Overland Park teeth grinding dentists are here to help you live a pain-free life.

If you have dental insurance, we’ll work with your provider to optimize your coverage and minimize costs. No insurance? We offer an accessible in-house membership program, as well as flexible financing choices.

Become a patient for life

My family and I have been patients for several years. My kids love going there. I wouldn’t trust my family’s teeth with anyone else. — Angela L.

Our Office

M–W, 8:00AM–5:00PM
TH–F, 7:00AM–3:30PM
Weekends, Closed