Teeth grinding (also called Bruxism) is a common habit that occurs mostly during the night whilst asleep.
This occurs most often when a person is experiencing anxiety or stress and is an involuntary action which can cause a variety of dental problems.
Symptoms of teeth grinding may be pain of the jaws or facial muscles, particularly on waking up in the morning. Patient’s may find eating hard/chewy foods uncomfortable or notice that their teeth are wearing down. Long term consequences of teeth grinding may result in cracked teeth and tooth wear. Our dentists will diagnose the problem and suggest treatment options to protect your dental health.