Friday, September 18, 2015
Sensitive Teeth, and Frequent Grinding? Tell Your Dentist Immediately
Do you wake your partner up in the middle of the night, and hear them complain about you grinding your teeth? Do you find yourself grinding your teeth when you’re nervous or bored out of habit? Do you wake up every morning to a sore jaw, and painfully sensitive teeth? If yes is you’re answer to these questions, then you most probably have bruxism. Bruxism is the habitual grinding, clenching and gnashing of teeth until it wears the teeth flat. In mild conditions, it wears off the enamel, or the protective layer of the teeth, and cause sensitivity. In extreme cases, however, the teeth will become cracked, chipped, or even totally worn-off. Extreme bruxism can also lead to other dental problems like jaw disorder, gum disease, and frequent headaches. Why Does It Happen? The most common reason behind bruxism is stress.