What is Bruxism?
Bruxism is the medical term for grinding and clenching your teeth. The problem with this is that over time this can wear away at the enamel of your teeth. This can make brushing your teeth harder since your teeth will likely be sensitive. Over time this can even lead to TMJ, and jaw pain. In severe cases, it is possible for teeth to chip and this would require restorative dental work. The problem is that many people only grind their teeth during the night when they are sleep, which means it can be tough to stop. The good thing is that the dentist will be able to spot the signs of bruxism, and can help you prevent it!