Some people likely grind and clench their teeth unconsciously during sleep from time to time.
If you’re one of them, then you should be aware that it is not one of the healthiest practices.
Teeth Grinding, also called Bruxism, is a condition in which you clench or gnash your teeth unconsciously mostly while you’re asleep, and sometimes even when you’re awake.
It is often related to stress or anxiety. Despite that, it often occurs when you sleep and is most likely caused by either an abnormal bite or a missing or crooked tooth. Since grinding happens more often during sleep, more people are unaware that they grind their teeth.
Normally, occasional Teeth Grinding does not cause harm. However, when it occurs on a regular basis, your teeth can eventually be damaged and other oral health problems can arise from that.
Teeth Grinding can create numerous problems such as:
- Local Muscular Pain
- Gum Recession
- Loss of Tooth Structure
- Tooth Sensitivity
- Shortening of Teeth
- Broken and Cracked Teeth
- Damage to the Bone Structure of the Jaw Joint with Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ Syndrome)
- Facial Changes
If you’re experiencing Bruxism and you’re aware of it, it’s probably time to have your teeth and oral health checked by a dentist.
That way, you will know what the cause is and how it can be remedied.
Our dentists at Shinagawa are more than ready to take a look at your condition. Call our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 | (+63) 917 862 7454 | (+63) 921 217 0517 to book a FREE consultation.