Do You Grind Your Teeth?
Do you find yourself habitually grinding your teeth together or clenching your jaw as if biting?
Does your partener say you grind your teeth while asleep?
What does this mean ?
The habitual grinding of teeth—known as bruxism—is caused by three main factors,
Most people who have this problem simply are using their teeth to vent their stress. Others have a dislocated jaw joint that causes the jaw muscle to go into painful spasm.
Tooth grinding may seem like a minor annoyance, but it’s important to get treatment. At the very least, habitual gnashing and clenching will give you sore jaws,
As you continue to grind, you may dislocate or even damage the jaw joint and give yourself headaches, neck or shoulder pain and ringing in the ears. And you almost certainly will loosen your teeth and wear away their chewing surfaces. If you grind down your teeth, you can throw your whole jaw out and your teeth won’t align properly.