More people should be aware of stress and anxiety’s effects on your dental health. I have to wear a mouth guard most nights, so I do not grind down my teeth to nothing. It is honestly scary because I do not want to accidentally grind my teeth and damage a nerve. Besides teeth grinding, there are other dental side effects, such as gum disease.
- Teeth grinding and jaw clenching are symptoms associated with a condition also known as bruxism.
- It is essential that the condition is diagnosed on time and you take steps to prevent further damage to your tooth enamel.
- Maida Smiles Dental Clinic offers several solutions for patients suffering from bruxism, including custom-fitted nightguards you can wear whilst you sleep and even a Botox treatment to help relax you.
“Often, people are unaware that they are grinding their teeth, as most of the activity usually takes place in your sleep”