Bruxism is the dental term for teeth clenching and grinding, and as you can probably guess from that description, it is not good for you or your teeth. Most people grind and clench their teeth occasionally, which does not usually cause harm, but when teeth grinding occurs on a regular basis the teeth can be damaged and other oral health complications can arise.
One of the tricky things about bruxism is it can be hard to diagnose, particularly if it occurs when you sleep. Your dentist won’t notice it until damage is already done, and you can sleep through it. So bruxism is normally identified by loved ones or other symptoms.
Because Prevent Dental Suite doesn’t want you risk the long-term consequences of teeth grinding, we’re taking this opportunity to share information about its symptoms, effects, and treatments.