Grinding Your Teeth While Sleeping?
January 31, 2023
The condition where you grind, clench, or gnash your teeth unconsciously is called bruxism but is commonly referred to as teeth grinding. Teeth grinding usually occurs during sleep and can result from excess stress or anxiety.
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, please consider calling in to make an appointment:
- A persistent headache that originates in the temples
- Tired or tight jaw muscles
- Increased tooth sensitivity
- Excessive teeth wear
- Flattened, chipped, fractured, or loose teeth
- Face, neck, or jaw pain or soreness
- Interrupted sleep
When bruxism goes untreated, it can lead to any of these symptoms that will only worsen over time. The team at Spaulding Dental Co. can help you get to the bottom of the reasons for your teeth grinding, and will develop a plan to to protect your teeth from future damage. Also, if you happen to notice your child grinding their teeth when they sleep, be sure to mention it at their next dental cleaning.
If you suspect that you may be grinding your teeth, give us a call today to schedule a consultation.