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.


Read the full story here

https://health.clevelandclinic.org/2016/12/waking-up-with-a-sore-jaw-you-may-grind-your-teeth-at-night/


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