Many individuals may find themselves occasionally grinding or clenching their teeth. In some cases, this does not result in any problems however when teeth grinding becomes a regular occurrence, the teeth or the jaw joint can become damaged or other oral health issues may result.
Teeth grinding is sometimes a result form stress and anxiousness and is also a common occurrence during sleep. Teeth grinding is also common in those with an abnormal bite, missing teeth or crowded and misplaced teeth.
Prolonged teeth grinding can result in several oral health problems such as fracturing, loosening or even loss of teeth or permanent damage to jaw joint also known as TMJ.
Talk to your dentist today if you suspect you are grinding your teeth.
The information provided is for general information purposes only and not intended to replace professional care. Please consult your physician or dentist for advice and diagnosis so you can be properly treated for your specific situation.