Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism. It’s important to address both the underlying causes and find effective ways to manage the condition. Some treatments that may help:
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Teeth grinding, or bruxism, is the clenching or grinding of teeth, often during sleep or due to stress. The exact cause is not always clear but can be related to stress, anxiety, and misaligned teeth.
Common signs of teeth grinding include worn tooth surfaces, jaw pain or soreness, headaches, flattened teeth, and tooth sensitivity.
Teeth grinding can cause excessive wear on teeth, leading to cracked teeth, tooth fractures, and enamel erosion. It can also strain the jaw joints, leading to temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ).
Treatment for teeth grinding may include wearing a custom nightguard to protect teeth, stress management techniques, physical therapy, and addressing any underlying dental issues.
While some factors may be beyond control, stress management, avoiding caffeine and alcohol, and wearing a nightguard can help prevent teeth grinding damage.
Teeth grinding is relatively common in children but usually resolves on its own without treatment. However, if it persists or causes dental problems, consult a dentist.
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