Bruxism and How it Effects your Teeth

Do you wake up with a sore jaw or headache? Or find yourself clenching your teeth during the day?  You may be grinding your teeth which is called bruxism.  Here is some information on this condition.

Bruxism is the habit of clenching or grinding your teeth. This may occur while you sleep, but some individuals may clench or grind their teeth during the day. 

Causes of bruxism or grinding

The symptoms of bruxism include

If you experience any of these symptoms please see your dentist for an evaluation.  

Treatments may vary depending on the cause, and may include


As you can see bruxism may be caused by numerous things and has different treatment options depending on the cause.  If you or a family member grind their teeth schedule an appointment to see how Dr. Dater can help.

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