Bruxism is a generally an unconscious activity that involves grinding of the teeth, either during sleep or while awake. Most people tend develop the habit while sleeping. Fortunately, there are now some solutions, such as sleeping with an occlusal plate, to mitigate the deleterious effects of bruxism.
Over the relatively long term, bruxism can cause the following side effects:
Premature tooth wear
Gum damage (ex.: gingival recession)
Jaw cracking, pain or tension
Headache or earache
Since health and the appearance of your teeth are among our major concerns, our clinic offers solutions to counter the effects of teeth grinding. If you think that bruxism may be a problem for you, please feel free to consult our staff for advice.