Bruxism (Teeth Grinding): Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Do you wake up with a headache and sore jaw muscles? Do your teeth feel sensitive or loose? You may be suffering from bruxism, commonly known as teeth grinding. This condition affects millions of people worldwide, causing discomfort and dental damage if left untreated. We’ll explore the causes, symptoms and treatments for bruxism so you can get a good night’s sleep without clenching your teeth! What is Bruxism? Most people grind and clench their teeth from time to time. However, bruxism is a condition in which people grind or clench their teeth habitually. The exact cause of bruxism is unknown, but it may be due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Common triggers include stress, anxiety, and sleep disorders. Bruxism can occur during the day or at night. Daytime bruxism is often a result of biting or chewing on hard objects (e.g., pencils, ice). Nighttime bruxism is more…

. Posted in Oral HealthTagged , , . Jun 06, 2018

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