A number of people suffer with bruxism and may not be aware of the problem. Otherwise known as teeth grinding, bruxism often happens during sleep and the only symptoms may be a sore jaw in the morning. Grinding the teeth is a habit that can cause damage to teeth and gums and should not be simply ignored.
Bruxism, if left unchecked, can:
- Damage tooth enamel
- Cause chipping and fracturing of teeth
- Lead to cavities
Regular check-ups will detect signs of bruxism early and your dentist can “help you seek treatment” for the problem. You can read more about bruxism at http://yourdentalhealthresource.com/how-does-teeth-grinding-impact-your-oral-health/.