Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism is involuntary clenching, grinding and gnashing of the teeth that usually happens during sleep. Around five percent of the population are regular, forceful tooth grinders, many people subconsciously grind their teeth for years without realizing it. They may experience the symptoms, feel the effects of tooth grinding and suffer the dental damage without actually realizing what’s occurring. In order to know how to stop tooth grinding, you should be aware of the causes, symptoms and prevent excessive tooth grinding.
TYPES OF BRUXISM
There are two types of bruxism — tooth grinding that occurs while sleeping (sleep bruxism) and grinding done while awake (awake bruxism). Sleep bruxism is more common and generally creates more damage to the teeth, jaw, and gums than awake bruxism. Chronic, or longterm bruxism, may be lifelong and require significant intervention to control further damage.
CAUSES OF TEETH GRINDING
The cause of bruxism can involve biological (e.g. genetics), psychological (e.g. personality traits) and/or external factors such as smoking, caffeine, alcohol, and some drugs. Although teeth grinding can be caused by stress and anxiety, it often occurs during sleep and is more likely caused by an abnormal bite or missing or crooked teeth.
Your dentist or another oral health professional can assess the influence of these factors.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF TEETH GRINDING INCLUDE:
EFFECTS OF TEETH GRINDING
TIPS TO PREVENT TEETH GRINDING
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