Most people probably grind and clench their teeth from time to time. Occasional teeth grinding, medically called bruxism, does not usually cause harm, but when teeth grinding occurs on a regular basis the teeth can be damaged and other oral health complications can arise.


Although teeth grinding can be caused by stress and anxiety, it often occurs during sleep and is more likely caused by an abnormal bite or missing or crooked teeth.

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Because grinding often occurs during sleep, most people are unaware that they grind their teeth. However, a dull, constant headache or sore jaw is a telltale symptom of bruxism. Many times people learn that they grind their teeth by their loved one who hears the grinding at night.

If you suspect you may be grinding your teeth, talk to your dentist. He or she can examine your mouth and jaw for signs of bruxism, such as jaw tenderness and abnormalities in your teeth.


In some cases, chronic teeth grinding can result in a fracturing, loosening, or loss of teeth. The chronic grinding may wear their teeth down to stumps. When these events happen, bridgescrownsroot canalsimplants, partial dentures, and even complete dentures may be needed.

Not only can severe grinding damage teeth and result in tooth loss, it can also affect your jaws, result in hearing loss, cause or worsen TMD/TMJ, and even change the appearance of your face.

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Our doctors  at Dr. Hung & Associates Dental Center can fit you with a mouth guard to protect your teeth from grinding during sleep.

If stress is causing you to grind your teeth, ask your doctor or dentist about options to reduce your stress. Attending stress counseling, starting an exercise program, seeing a physical therapist, or obtaining a prescription for muscle relaxants are among some of the options that may be offered.

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Other tips to help you stop teeth grinding include:

  • Avoid or cut back on foods and drinks that contain caffeine, such as colas, chocolate, and coffee.
  • Avoid alcohol. Grinding tends to intensify after alcohol consumption.
  • Do not chew on pencils or pens or anything that is not food. Avoid chewing gum as it allows your jaw muscles to get more used to clenching and makes you more likely to grind your teeth.
  • Train yourself not to clench or grind your teeth. If you notice that you clench or grind during the day, position the tip of your tongue between your teeth. This practice trains your jaw muscles to relax.
  • Relax your jaw muscles at night by holding a warm washcloth against your cheek in front of your earlobe.


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Patient Review By Warren S

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Patient Review By Paul

I cannot tell you how happy I am with the service and my dentist” “I came for deep cleaning. In America, my copay for deep cleaning would have been $600. But here without insurance, it was $180, bottom line. BUT, I also had a time bomb that I was ignoring. I had a molar that had no pain so I could ignore it. But it was in need of a root canal (turns out the tooth needed three root canals), a cap, and a crown. So I got that done too. That costed $442 here, but would have cost maybe >$2000 if one includes time off from work. Needless to say, not only WOULD I recommend this clinic, and the concept of dental tourism, I imagine I WILL be recommending it to all my family, friends, and work associates hopefully not beyond the point of being annoying. I cannot tell you how happy I am with the service and my dentist. I actually looked forward to my four visits for the procedures because of my dentist’s ability to make me feel comfortable, that we were working on this together, and that step by step the difficult work would be done. As I mentioned, it turned out the tooth needed three root canals. After two of them, I was given the option of doing the third one the next day, or finishing same day. My dentist said that it would actually be better to do the third one third same day because of anesthesia and other reasons. Because she made me feel so confident during the first two, we successfully did the third one that day. My dentist worked from 2:15-7:30 on that. Tirelessly, methodically, and yet in such a positive way, like we were winning and would continue to win. In America, it would have been OMG everyone panic, take the whole week off of work, only one root canal a day.”

– Paul

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Patient Review By Denise Weersing

I had five crowns and upper and lower partials done…quite a lot of dental work involved. My girlfriend had her teeth cleaned as well as a ” filler” to close the gap between two teeth. A friend of ours referred us to this clinic and I was quite impressed the moment we walked in. The entire stall was exceptionally friendly, professional and patient during my entire treatment. I cannot say enough about the wonderful experience I have had and will come back again (even just to say hello to the doctors and assistants). On a scale of one to five I would rate this clinic a 5*

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Patient Review By Le Trong Ky

My wife and I needed some fillings done and since we were already in Vietnam we chose Dr. Hung & Associates because of all the high reviews. First impression is that this dental office is immaculate. Their attention to detail and professionalism and care towards their patients is at a standard that is far beyond any dental office I’ve seen in the states. My wife couldnt speak high enough about this office. We would recommend this office to our friends and families and will definitely be coming back

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Patient Review By Pascal Lieblich P

I had 2 wisdom teeth removed and 10 (small) cavities filled. It was fantastic! I am very uncomfortable going to the dentist generally but they did a great job. No pain whatsoever! In particular I want to recommend Dr. Vu Thi Phuong Lan, who did all dental work in my case and who is a fabulous dentist! The cost was very also reasonable. Very professional and client-focused. Real top quality work. I have nothing but praise for their work. It’s a 5 minute walk from the tourist area, so that’s convenient as well! If you need dental work done, this dental clinic is absolutely recommended

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Patient Review By Dugald Fisher

You have given me a new mouth !!! All I need now is a new body to go with it ! Though, it is a magnificent job you have done and at 77 years of age. I am confident I will never have to worry again. Most of all, thank you for your kindness and friendship.

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Patient Review By Ashleigh Lewis

I was experiencing terrible pain from tooth ache and needed to see a dentist urgently. I looked at reviews online to see which dentist practice was the best and HD dental Center was top of the list. I can see why! The staff were really helpful and friendly from the moment I walked through the door. The dentist who did my root canal was very professional and caring. The rooms are extremely clean and hygenic. Also the prices were very reasonable. Really happy with the over all experience. I defintely reccommend this practice.

– Ashleigh Lewis

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Patient Review By Tracy Scaly

I required a root canal, followed by a crown. I was very happy with the customer service aspect from the very beginning, with it being very helpful that I was able to communicate with the surgery in English. I found the staff very accommodating and considerate at all times. I had my initial appointment for the root canal on a saturday morning, followed by the crown fitting on sunday morning, and the final crown fitted on tuesday morning. At all times I was dealt with in a friendly, professional manner. Hygiene was of a high standard. I experienced no pain or discomfort following any of the work; also, I felt I was always being treated in a kind and gentle manner. Thank you very much.

– Tracy Scaly

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Patient Review By Kelley S

I cannot recommend this dentist highly enough to any westerners contemplating any form of dental work. It is clean and all staff are professional, helpful and extremely understanding. All techniques used are far superior to any dentist you will find in Australia. Do come and have your dentistry done here!

– Kelley S

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Patient Review By Chris

I am very happy with the clinic. They made you feel welcome and comfortable. The end result is much better than I ever imagined and the price was really cheap and affordable. I would recommend the clinic to anyone who needs work.

– Chris

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Patient Review By Uranee

My first experience getting my teeth done during a busy business trip has been very much enhanced by good customer service and quality treatment here at Dr.Hung’s clinic. Comparing to Thailand (where I am from originally), the price for the treatment I received i.e. root canal, one tooth cap and general teeth cleaning is very reasonable (335 USD for everything!). I would definitely recommend anyone who needs dental attention and will be passing through HCMC to visit Dr.Hung’s office.

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The doctors are enthusiasm, caring and very professional. Bao Anh is absolutely satisfied with the services at Dr.Hung Dental Center.

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