Many people 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.
What is BRUXISM?
A condition whereby people forcibly clench or grind their teeth. It most commonly happens without the sufferer noticing, usually at night or during sleep.
-Stress, Anxiety and Tension-Depression
-Aggressive, competitive and hyperactive lifestyle
- Frustration, Stress& Anger
- Habit during deep concentration
-Teeth grinding which may be loud enough to wake up your sleep partner
-Teeth that are flattened, fractured, chipped or loose
-Increased tooth pain and sensitivity
-Tired jaw muscles or lock jaw that won't open or close completely
-Dull headache specially morning time
-Damage to your teeth, restorations, crown or jaw
-Severe facial or jaw pain
-Splits and Mouth Guards/Night Guards
-Stress, Anxiety management
See your dentist if you have any of the symptoms listed above or have other concern about your teeth or jaw. If you notice that your loved one is grinding his or her teeth or has other sign or symptoms of Bruxism, be sure to mention this at your loved one's next dental appointment.