Grinding Teeth and Clenching Teeth, What Can it Do To You?

Have you heard of the term Bruxism? 

If your spouse/sleep partner, parent, sibling, or next-door neighbor who you share an extremely thin wall with is telling you they hear you grinding your teeth together at night, you most likely have Bruxism. Even if you are not actively grinding with noise, but are clenching hard without significant movements, you also have Bruxism. Both can do similar damage to your teeth, gums, periodontal ligaments, bone, and the TMJ. 

Author
Dr. Hyun S. Bang, D.D.S. Doctor of Dental Surgery Loma Linda University 2008

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