Bruxism more commonly known as Teeth Grinding can be caused due to various reasons such as:

  1. Stress
  2. Anxiety
  3. Sleep Disorders
  4. Abnormal bite
  5. Missing or Crooked teeth

This more commonly occurs at night and is also referred to as night grinding of teeth or clenching of teeth. Many of us do it without even realizing. It is extremely important to understand the consequences of bruxism and how it can impact our health.

Side effects of bruxism:

  1. Wearing of teeth & enamel
  2. Generalised sensitivity
  3. Constant tooth pain
  4. Dull headache
  5. Aching jaws
  6. Fractured teeth
  7. TMJ (Jaw) joint disorders


Customized night guards fabricated by your dentist is the best solution. The idea is that people will continue to grind at night but by using mouth guard , they avoid damage to their teeth, because the guard takes the brunt of grinding.

Another way to treat teeth grinding is to do daily jaw exercises that will help relax and strengthen the jaw muscles.