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The Trouble with Teeth Grinding
February 27th, 2016


Do you grind your teeth? You may not be aware that you do so when you sleep at night, but those closest to you may hear sounds that resemble crunching when you are asleep. Teeth grinding can also occur during the daytime; you may be unconsciously doing this when faced with a stressful situation. Even if it seems like a harmless habit, teeth grinding can cause dental problems or harm to your teeth and jaw, especially if you clench your teeth on a regular basis.

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Teeth grinding can result the enamel of your teeth to be worn away prematurely. Enamel is the protective outer layer of the teeth; when this layer gets worn away, the sensitive inner parts are exposed, causing teeth to become sensitive to even the slightest change in temperature. People who grind their teeth are more prone to experiencing the discomfort of sensitive teeth issues. The force exerted when teeth are clenched can also harm the gums in the long run.

Those who grind their teeth often suffer from jaw pain. This is because the jaw joint is subjected to enormous pressure every time the teeth are clenched; if this is done on a regular basis, the jaw joint can slowly be damaged and deteriorate. The pain may even spread from the jaw to the neck, face, and whole head area as a result of too much teeth grinding.

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