06 Mar Grinding your teeth at Night ?
If you notice your mouth clicks or pops when you open your mouth, or if you wake up with a aching jaw or headache then you might be due to grinding of teeth. Grinding of teeth normally happens at night time when you asleep. It could be related to sleep disorders or stress, but mostly it’s found to be linked with problem caused by crooked (teeth out of alignment), chipped teeth or missing teeth.
Teeth grinding also called as Bruxism isn’t a serious problem but can become serious if it leads to jaw pain, chipped, worn or cracked teeth. Grinding the teeth puts a lot of pressure on your mouth which could damage your jawbone and cause headaches, shoulder and neck pains.
If you think that you might be grinding your teeth at night, it’s best to see a dentist and let him know, so that he or she can check for signs of any damage of your tooth enamel. If required, the dentist might ask you to wear mouth guard or splint while sleeping. These should only be provided by a dentist and they protects the teeth from further damage whilst easing the pressure on individual teeth & jaw due to grinding.
So if you think you suffer from any of these these symptoms visit us as NW1 Dental Care in
Camden, London to get checked with one of our experienced dentist !