Bruxism is a habit of grinding or clenching the teeth. Clenching means you tightly hold your top and bottom teeth together. Grinding occurs when you slide your teeth back and fourth over each other. There are few symptoms that are characteristic of bruxism. People who suffer from bruxism may or may not experience the following:

  • Headache
  • Sore Jaw
  • Clenching or grinding teeth
  • Frequent toothaches
  • Facial Pain
  • Worn or fractured tooth enamel
  • Loose teeth
  • Earache
  • Insomnia

Your dentist would recommend a night-guard

Night-guards are helpful for bruxism caused by sleep disorders, crooked or missing teeth or stress. Custom-made by your dentist to fit your teeth, the night-guard slips over the teeth and prevents contact between them. It helps relieve pressure of grinding or clenching, which can damage delicate jaw joints and muscles.



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