Teeth grinding (bruxism)

Gritting or grinding your teeth may seem benign, but it can lead to many oral health problems. Bruxism causes teeth to become prematurely worn down and it can damage your jaw’s joints (the temporomandibular joints). This habit can also cause headaches and earaches. But don’t worry, there are many treatments available to correct this problem.

Symptoms of bruxism:

  • Teeth grinding during sleep
  • Clenching of the jaw
  • Chronic headaches
  • Tooth and gum injuries
  • Jaw pain upon waking
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold

Many things can cause you to grind your teeth, including occlusion problems, misaligned teeth and stress. We can recommend several efficient treatment options. Speak to one of our team members about this during your next appointment.