Do you experience severe pain in your mouth upon waking up? Or can you hear your child grinding his or her teeth when sleeping? Is this an indication of a disease or will it result in a simple dental condition? There could many reasons why a person grind his teeth while sleeping. However, most of the time, he or she does not know that he or she grinds his/her teeth while sleeping. Because of that, the noise becomes a problem with other people who are also sleeping. Before you get angry with this person, understand more about this condition through this infographic.
1. The medical term for grinding of the teeth or clenching of the jaw is bruxism.
2. Bruxism is often associated with stress and anxiety while others may have experienced headaches or facial pains.
3. Symptoms of bruxism include headaches, facial pains, earaches, sleep disruption, increased tooth sensitivity and stiffness and pain in the jaw and surrounding muscles.
4. If you are sleeping with someone, ask them to watch and hear while you sleep so they can tell whether you are making a grinding sound especially when you are in deep sleep.
Find a long-term solution by going to the dentist and ask how you can protect your teeth.
Created by Felt Family Dentistry