Have you got a case of bruxism (that’s the word giving to grinding teeth). Well, you need some tips on how to stop!
So grinding your teeth isn’t just something that happens out of the blue. There can be a number of reasons why you start gnawing on your gnashers. Some of the main reasons include:
Being stressed out
In most cases, grinding is brought up by being put under pressure
For people who are more naturally inclined to get nervous, they’ll have an influx of energy that they don’t know how to get rid of. The only solution for this is to release that tension through their jaws and grind on teeth.
And most people who grind their teeth might not even know they’re doing it. Some of the main symptoms for finding out you’re grinding your teeth include:
- Dull teeth
- Constant Tooth pain, especially in the morning
- Worn-out tooth enamel
- Cuts on the inside of your cheeks
- Tongue indentations
- Sensitive teeth
- Wear spots on the top of your teeth
So what can you do?
There is no one catch, fix all solution to stopping someone from grinding their teeth, but there are a few strategies and new habits to pick up that can help in the long term.
Firstly, if you’re someone who loves chewing gum then it is time to stop. The constant chewing motion can end up becoming an involuntary action while you sleep. Buying a mouth guard is a good way to protecting the lower line from any further damage although sleeping with one can take a while to get used to.
Weirdly enough, cutting down on alcohol can have an affect too as drinking too much does increase the urge to clench.