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Teeth Grinding

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Teeth grinding is when one or more of your teeth moves back and forth across the other teeth. It can cause serious damage to your jawbone and even lead to tooth loss.

Symptoms of teeth grinding

You might notice your teeth moving back and forth in your mouth while you’re asleep. Sometimes you might also notice that your jaw is sore when you wake up in the morning. When you wake up in the middle of the night, you might notice your jaw is sore or aching. If you have teeth grinding symptoms, it might be that your jaw is sore because of a bruise or other injury.

If you have teeth grinding symptoms, talk to us. Teeth grinding can be quite a painful issue and it’s important that you don’t ignore them. You might find that the problem goes away on its own if you try to cope with it on your own. However, if you have severe symptoms or if it’s not stopping, then it’s best to seek professional help from a dentist.

Causes of teeth grinding

Teeth grinding occurs when the muscles in your jaw are too tight. Sometimes this happens if you’re stressed, anxious or have been in a car accident. But sometimes teeth grinding can occur due to other reasons. Your jaw can get too tight if you grind your teeth during sleep, especially if you’re tired or if you’re lying down and your jaw is open. This can cause your jaw to ache when you wake up in the morning.

It’s also possible that you have a habit of clenching your teeth. Clenching or grinding your teeth for long periods of time can damage the muscles in your jaw and can cause your teeth to wear down. If you notice that you’re clenching your teeth, then you should try to reduce this. It’s a habit that’s easy to break and is a good habit to adopt as it’s great for your teeth.

Be careful about what you eat and drink

When you’re having a stressful time in your life, it’s common to grind your teeth. As well as having bad teeth, grinding can also lead to more serious problems. Over time, teeth grinding can cause wear and tear on your jaw, which can make it easier for you to suffer from pain in the jaw. You might also find that your jaw is more likely to become inflamed.

If you’re having a stressful time, chewing sugar-free gum can help you to relax. Gum helps to stop your teeth grinding and reduces your stress.

You should see a dentist to check that your jaw is healthy and that your teeth are in good shape. Having a dentist check your jaw for damage is a good idea and it’s essential that you visit us regularly to make sure you’re keeping your teeth in the best condition.

How do you get rid of teeth grinding?

Teeth grinding is usually an issue that’s treated by a dentist. However, if you have teeth grinding symptoms and you’re worried about them, we recommend you contact your dentist. It’s not a life-threatening condition, so it’s unlikely to cause you any harm. The most effective way to deal with teeth grinding is to reduce the stress in your life. Try to relax and avoid situations where you’re likely to be tense.

What does it mean if you have teeth grinding?

Teeth grinding is when your teeth move back and forth over each other. This is called ‘bruxism’. If you notice your teeth moving back and forth in your mouth, it’s usually an indication that you’re grinding your teeth. It’s usually a sign of anxiety, stress or stress eating. You might notice that your teeth are sore in the morning or when you wake up in the middle of the night.

If you’re worried about teeth grinding, talk to us. You might be concerned about the pain or possible damage to your jaw. You should visit your dentist first. We can take x-rays to make sure there’s no damage to your jaw.