Bruxism, Teeth Grinding

Bruxism, Teeth Grinding

It is a condition in which you clench your teeth unintentionally. Grinding of teeth occur in both awakening and sleeping condition. Bruxism during sleep related with some sleep disorder like snoring and sleep apnea.


Below mention are the signs and symptom of bruxism:Bruxism Symptoms causes Treatment

  • Enamel damage, expose the inner layer of teeth
  • Teeth become flattened
  • Grinding of teeth
  • Pain
  • Headache at temple regions
  • Lesion on the cheeks
  • Jaw and face pain

It may be occurred due to combination of certain physical psychological and genetic factors.

  • Sleep bruxism is occurred due to some sleep disorder like sleep apnea and snoring.
  • Awake bruxism is occurred due to the stress, anxiety and anger disorder. It sometime occur during tension.

Severe condition may lead the following complications:


Bruxism can be noted by your dentist during routine dental checkup. He will be asked you a medical history and check the signs and symptoms of bruxism and diagnosis your condition.


Mild treatment does not require any specific treatment but severe cases may require some treatment to prevent the complications. Your doctor recommends a splints and mouth guard to separated your teeth. Or sometime it corrected by correct the dental correction. Other option to avoid clenching your teeth is to remain relax and avoid stress. Certain medications like muscle relaxant will help you.

Lifestyle and Home Remedies

This lifestyle will provide you a good result:

  • Avoid caffeine after 6pm
  • Reduce tension and stress
  • Take proper sleep
  • Regularly go for dental checkup
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