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What are the Hazards of Teeth Grinding?

Grinding or clenching of the teeth is often defined as a condition called Bruxism. Generally, people who suffer from this unconsciously clench or grind their teeth throughout the day or during sleep. Those who do this at night are more likely to suffer from sleep disorders including snoring or pauses in breathing.

If you have mild Bruxism, you will not be required to undergo treatment. However, in some instances people suffer from frequent headaches, jaw disorders, damaged teeth and a slew of other problems.

Some signs and symptoms of teeth grinding include:

  • Flattened, fractured, chipped or loose teeth
  • Deep layers of your tooth are exposed due to worn tooth enamel
  • Face and jaw soreness
  • Headache along the temples
  • Earache
  • Damage to the inside of your cheek from constant chewing
  • Tongue indentations

Teeth grinding can come from a number of issues including anxiety, stress, stomach acid in the esophagus, aggressiveness, etc.  Waiting to have this problem addressed can create further complications that could slow down your daily activities. If you are suffering from moderate to severe teeth grinding, let the dentists at Lindner Dental provide you with nightguards and tips on remedying the problem.  Call us today for professional dental services in Bedford NH.