If you find yourself waking up with a headache or a sore jaw after a night of restless sleep, you may be surprised to discover that it may be because you are grinding your teeth when you sleep, without even knowing it.
Teeth grinding, officially known as “bruxism”, is the clenching together of your jaw and grinding of the upper and lower teeth. Left untreated, it could lead to painful, sensitive, loose teeth or teeth that are worn down. It could result in a tight or sore jaw which could cause headaches, earaches or neck pain. Grinding can even fracture teeth and crack fillings.
We can analyze the cause of your teeth grinding and take steps to fix or diminish the problem, and help you get a good night’s sleep!