Have you ever awakened at night finding yourself clenching or grinding your teeth? If you have you may want to contact your dentist about Bruxism.
Bruxism is grinding or clenching your teeth. You either clench your teeth by holding them tightly together, or slide your teeth back and forth over each other.
If you have this, you may experience one or more the following: Worn or breaking teeth, Headache, Sore Jaw, Clenching or Grinding Teeth.
Bruxism can develop at any age, and both children and adults may have the habit. Several things cause bruxism, such as stress, sleep disorders, or bite problems, among other things.
We can detect Bruxism by looking for unusual wear spots on teeth. Most times Bruxism can be treated by minor things. Treating can range from simply finding ways to relax, relaxing the face muscles, or a night-guard you wear while you sleep.