Night-time Tooth Grinding and Jaw Clenching can have far reaching effects on your body and lifestyle.
Grinding your teeth at night
Dr Craig and Meghan chat here about their own splints they wear at night.
Bruxism is the involuntary grinding of teeth which often occurs during sleep.
Bruxism and clenching of jaw muscles affects more than one in six people and are commonly undiagnosed sleep problems.
When you grind, the force exerted on your teeth is many times greater than during chewing
In the early stages, mild wearing of teeth on the chewing surface may be noticed by your dentist.
Unfortunately, this can progress to:
Grinding and clenching can also be a contributor to tooth sensitivity, gum recession and even loose teeth.