- Teeth grinding most commonly occurs during sleep.
- Treating the underlying reasons with cosmetic braces, invisalign braces, or dental implants can stop the grinding of the teeth.
Teeth grinding is medically known as bruxism, and is a subconscious action that occurs either involuntarily or as a result of habitual behavior. Teeth grinding most commonly occurs during sleep, and can potentially cause permanent damage to tooth enamel, as well as temporary aches in the jaw, head, and facial muscles. Those who grind their teeth can find stress and anxiety, smoking, alcohol, and medicines worsen the habit.
There may be a dental cause for teeth grinding, such as under or overbites, or crooked or missing teeth. Treating the underlying reasons with cosmetic braces, invisalign braces, or dental implants can stop the grinding of the teeth. Alternatively, if there is no dental cause, Botox®️ can provide relief from teeth grinding and alleviate the associated muscle soreness and headaches.
Do you suffer with teeth grinding?
If you suffer with teeth grinding, please book a consultation at Define Clinic to determine the best treatment for you. We have both dental and medical experts in-house – Dr Mark Hughes and Dr Benji Dhillon – so, whatever the cause of your teeth grinding, we are confident that we can find a solution.Book Today