Bruxism, also known as Teeth Grinding, is a condition in which you can’t help but grind and clench your teeth constantly, even when at night while sleeping. Some people suffer from nocturnal teeth grinding while others suffer from teeth grinding during the day as well due to stress-related issues.
Mild bruxism isn’t a cause for concern because that’s normal. But if your bruxism continues for long periods of time, then you need to seek treatment because persistent teeth grinding can lead to several issues like dental damage, TMD, toothaches, headaches, and so much more.
It’s hard to identify the root cause of bruxism because it can happen due to various physiological and psychological factors. At Sun Ridge Smiles, our dentists carefully examine your teeth and discuss your teeth grinding condition in order to diagnose the root cause of bruxism and treat it accordingly. Please continue reading for a detailed discussion of bruxism/ teeth grinding and how to treat or stop teeth grinding.