Teeth grinding also known as Bruxism is most common amongst all adults and even children. People involuntarily clench, grind and gnash the teeth mostly during sleep.
Grinding are believed to triggered due to stress, lack of sleep, anxiety, illness, medications etc.
The causes behind the teeth grinding can differ from one individual to other.
Chronic teeth grinding can result into facial pain, headaches, pain and stiffness in the jaw joint (temporomandibular joint), sleep disorders, worn down teeth, broken fillings, teeth fracture etc.
If you experience the signs of grinding or complaints by your loved one of your grinding then visit your dentist as they will be able to diagnose it and advise the best suitable treatment.
One of the way to prevent the effects of grinding is wearing dental night guards. It helps to relax your jaw muscles and prevent your teeth to meet during sleep thus preventing the further wear and tear of the teeth enamel.
If you have any questions or worried about if you are grinding then visit our friendly dentist at Relax Dental Care.