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Many of us grind our teeth from time to time. Although this does not cause much harm when done occasionally, it can be damaging to our oral health on the long term.
The medical term for this is bruxism, which generally occurs when sleeping and can be caused by stress, anxiety and emotional problems. It can affect anyone at any age and can be linked to snoring and sleep apnea.
Most people aren’t aware that they grind their teeth, but if you suspect it or if your partner complains about your teeth grinding during nighttime when sleeping, it is then important to book an appointment for a consultation in order check if you suffer from bruxism.
The diagnosis can be made by the dentist based on the patient’s symptoms, history and damages to the teeth. If left untreated, bruxism can lead to dental loss and gum disease.
A custom made mouth guard or splint can be provided by the dentist to prevent and protect your teeth when sleeping. We also recommend incorporating relaxing exercises to your daily routine in order to reduce stress and anxiety which can lead to bruxism.