Updated: Dec 18, 2018
Bruxism refers to teeth grinding, a problem that leads to damaged teeth. Common symptoms of disorder are dull headaches, chipped teeth and jaw tenderness.
Teeth grinding can be caused by anxiety, stress, sleep apnoea, other sleep disorders, and abnormal bite.
A sore jaw and a dull headache upon waking up may signal the problem of teeth grinding.
Your dentist will fit you with a mouthguard to prevent any further damage to the teeth. The underlying cause should then be addressed to finally stop the grinding.
The problem of teeth grinding is not limited to adults. Approximately 15% to 33% of children grind their teeth. Children who grind their teeth tend to do so at two peak times -- when their baby teeth emerge and when their permanent teeth come in.
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For further information or advice contact College Street Dental Centre in Petersfield, Hampshire on 01730 263180