Grinding & Clenching
Teeth grinding is also known as bruxism, usually common at night time. Most people are not aware they do grind their teeth, it is actually a partner or family member who is awaken by its noise.
The risk of no treating or controlling this habit is the excessive wear of the teeth and the strain of the jaw joint which in some cases can cause a disorder of the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ). This condition presents as pain in the chewing muscles on the face, jaw, neck, together with stiffness, limitation on jaw opening, clicking or a change in the bite.