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Teeth grinding, or bruxism, is fairly common, and while occasional bruxism is harmless, regular recurrences can cause some unpleasant consequences. Some people grind their teeth or clench their jaw when they are under stress, and others experience bruxism when asleep.
Common symptoms of bruxism include a dull and constant headache, a sore jaw, tooth sensitivity to temperature, gum inflammation, bite wounds on the insides of the cheek and audible grinding sounds during sleep.
Constant teeth grinding can lead to the fracturing, loosening or weakening of teeth, and it can wear them down significantly. It can also affect your jaw, TMD/TMJ, hearing and, in some cases, even alter the appearance of your face.
If you are grinding your teeth at night, the easiest solution is to ask your dentist to fit you with a mouth guard, which protects your teeth, to wear when you sleep.
If your bruxism is caused by stress, consider these stress-reducing tips:
If you think you might be grinding your teeth, consult your dentist, who will be able to confirm by searching for signs of damage from bruxism. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment with Tadros Dental, contact us today.