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Common Signs and Symptoms of Bruxism and Jaw Clenching

Updated: Dec 17, 2018

Tired and tight jaw muscles collectively referred to as jaw soreness is a common sign of teeth grinding. Early diagnosis of the problem will lead to reduction of the symptoms of the problem.

Key takeaways:

  • Bruxism originates from the central nervous system and can be triggered by stress, anxiety, alcohol consumption, smoking, and medications.

  • Symptoms include worn tooth enamel, chipped or fractured teeth, earaches, headaches and tooth sensitivity.

  • Your dentist will help to reduce the effects of grinding or clenching and minimize the symptoms.

Dental fabricated nightguards are designed to provide a stable bite that does not interfere with a healthy, comfortable jaw closure. Adjustment of the device by a dentist can help reduce contraction of jaw muscles during bruxism, which may minimize jaw joint stress and protect tooth enamel.

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For further information or advice contact College Street Dental Centre in Petersfield, Hampshire on 01730 263180


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