Sleep bruxism is a sleep related movement disorder that means you clench your jaws and grind your teeth at night. This can wear your teeth down and cause damage, such as tooth fractures. It can also harm the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) in your jaw.
How can you tell if you are grinding your teeth? Here are some symptoms to look for:
- Unexplained facial pain
- A sore jaw
- Neck aches
If you have any questions or concerns about your teeth grinding, just ask us about it during your next visit. You may need a nighttime mouth guard, which will help prevent tooth pain and damage. Another helpful tip: stress can make teeth grinding worse, so try to keep it at bay.