Teeth grindingBruxism is an abnormality where the person concerned grinds his or her teeth. Bruxism occurs in most people, but is often insignificant, or infrequent, and does not influence someone’s health. But when tooth grinding becomes more recurrent, it may initiate significant complications, leading to severe damage towards the jaws and teeth.

Because bruxism occurs mostly while someone is sleeping, people may not be aware of it. However, a headache or jaw pain, especially in the morning, is a sign that suggests that the person involved is grinding his or her teeth. Many people don’t even know that they suffer from bruxism until their spouses hear them grinding their teeth during the night.

If you think that you might be suffering from teeth grinding, you are recommended to consult your dentist. He or she will check if your teeth are wearing out, or if your jaws are cracking, which are all signs of bruxism.

The information above should be used as a reference only. Any medical decision should not be taken before consulting a health care professional.

The masculine gender may have been more used in the article, but without prejudice, to make reading easier.

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