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Grinding Teeth At Night: What It Does to Your Teeth

Grinding teeth at night is often a condition that goes unnoticed by many. However, if you or your partner has noticed that you do it, it’s important to treat it. Why? Because here are a few negative effects it can have on your teeth and on your health.

1) Chipping Your Dentures or Teeth: If you wear dentures, then regularly grinding teeth at night will negatively impact them by leaving chips. The same will happen with your real teeth. For those who have fixtures this can mean costly replacements, as your teeth will no longer be able to handle the normal foods you love to eat.

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Bruxing: What You Really Need to Know

Bruxing is another word for grinding your teeth, part of a condition known as “bruxism”. This condition means that you might clench or grind your teeth, commonly during your sleep, resulting in wear of your teeth and a number of physical side effects as a result.

What Causes Bruxing?

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Teeth Clenching: Why Are You Doing It?

Teeth Clenching, otherwise known as bruxism, often happens at night as an unconscious act. It is often a sign of something deeper in your life, such as the fact that you’re suffering from stress or anxiety – your body is simply releasing those feelings through grinding during sleep.

There are many different signs and symptoms of teeth clenching. For example, you might have headaches, your teeth could start to fracture and wear away, or your partner could be woken up by the sound of you grinding.

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Clenching Teeth: What It Means

Clenching teeth is more common than you might think. In a recent survey it was found that a fifth of all adults will clench and grind their teeth at some point in the day. Clenching and grinding without realising is otherwise known as a condition called bruxism.

Clenching teeth is very closely related to stress. Sometimes stress can lead people to clench and grind during the night, leaving them to wake up in pain or even causing significant damage to the teeth themselves. If you’ve realised you’re doing this and want to stop, then here are a few natural treatment tips for you.

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