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Causes and Treatment for Teeth Grinding

Posted in: Tooth grinding, by thecourtyardclinic, on 17th October 2016 | 0 comments
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A misaligned jaw could be a cause of teeth grinding. Other notable causes of bruxism are stress and anxiety that build up tension in the jaw.

Key takeaways:

  • You will know that you have bruxism if you wake up with tense jaw or a dull headache in the morning.
  • Constant teeth grinding will prove to be a major problem for the teeth. Worn out tooth enamel will lead to sensitivity and even chipped teeth.
  • Teeth grinding can be managed by reducing stress, avoiding alcohol and caffeine, and getting a mouth guard to protect the teeth.

TMJ is not necessarily a cause of grinding, though. “People who have chronic TMJ pain are more likely to grind their teeth,” says Dr. Wadhwa. “However, it’s a chicken and egg argument. We don’t know if TMJ pain causes one to grind their teeth or vice versa.”

Read the full story here

http://www.menshealth.com/health/teeth-grinding

It is one of the first things we notice when we meet someone for the first time, so it’s worth paying as much attention to your smile as you do to other aspects of your appearance.

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