Bruxism is clenching or grinding your teeth. Most people are not even aware that they are doing this. Some people grind their teeth only during sleep. This is called “nocturnal bruxism” or “sleep-related bruxism.” Others grind or clench their teeth during the daytime as well. This is thought to be related to stress or anxiety.
You may be a bruxer if you experience any of the following:
If you experience any of these signs and symptoms, see your dentist. He or she can determine if you are a bruxer and how best to treat it.
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