Many people are diagnosed with a condition known as bruxism, this is when you subconsciously clench and grind your teeth, most often occurring during sleep.
This in turn leads to premature wear of the tooth’s surface and can sometimes cause chipping and cracking.
Symptoms that may indicate you suffer from bruxism include
- waking with sore jaw and facial muscles
- tooth sensitivity to hot and cold as the enamel layer is worn
- constant headaches
- clicking of your jaw
The most common cause of bruxism is stress, and often with a few relaxation exercises, the problem will be resolved. In the meantime, a custom-made night guard from Forest Lake Dental will protect your teeth from any further damage.