If you wake up almost every morning experiencing jaw pain or a headache, it is possible that you are clenching or grinding your teeth during the night. The medical term for teeth grinding is Bruxism and the longer it continues, the more likely it is that teeth will suffer damage. Teeth grinding and clenching can cause more than just discomfort, it can eventually lead to teeth and jaw problems that require dental procedures to repair. Finding ways to stop teeth grinding is essential for your oral and overall health.
Physical Factors That Contribute To Bruxism
There are many possible causes of bruxism, including a misaligned bite or trauma to the jaw or mouth that puts added stress on the temporomandibular joint. If you think you might have a misaligned bite, notice that certain teeth are moving out of place or suffer from symptoms that may indicate TMJ disorder, orthodontics can be a treatment option. Continue reading