“Teeth Grinding & Jaw Pain” on the rise… should we Blame it on the stress?

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“Teeth Grinding & Jaw Pain” on the rise… should we Blame it on the stress?

March 25, 2021 5:05 pm Published by

Over the past few years, an increasing number of patients have been experiencing headaches, jaw pain, and teeth grinding.

Many people are also reporting even more bizarre dreams and a lot of insomnia during these times! This comes as no surprise as recent studies have confirmed the close link between symptoms of jaw clenching and teeth grinding, and greater stress levels.

‘Teeth Clenching’ is when a person holds their teeth together and clenches the muscles, but without moving the teeth back and forth. While, ‘Bruxism’ is when a person grinds their teeth, while not chewing, and their teeth grind or rub together as the jaw moves forcefully.

As a result of teeth grinding, teeth can be worn down, and can become short, blunt, or fractured. Jaw Clenching puts pressure on the muscles, tissues, and other structures around the jaw.

In fact, Teeth Grinding and Jaw Clenching can lead to, jaw pain, sore gums, and sensitive, loose or broken teeth.

If you experience symptoms like muscle aches and pains, headaches, or discomfort in your teeth and mouth, our General Dentists at Drs. Nicolas & Asp will give you the best advice when it comes to relieving symptoms and protecting your teeth. It’s essential to check out any conditions before they escalate.

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