Increasing numbers of women are grinding their teeth in their sleep. Teeth grinding will in most instances be noted by a partner. A dentist can help with this serious problem.
- An estimated 6 million people in Britain suffer from bruxism with an increasing number of cases in middle-aged women.
- Bruxism may cause problems such as migraines, jaw pain, earaches, and chipped tooth enamel among others.
- The major cause of bruxism is stress. Everyday stressors such as juggling jobs, family, childcare and ageing parents are predisposing women to teeth grinding.
When we sleep, any worries or concerns we have, even if only in our subconscious mind, can lead to clenching, nocturnal grinding and, in some cases, pain and dysfunction of the jaw muscles.
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