Are you a teeth grinder or clencher? Grinding and clenching of teeth is a disorder that many people do not know they have. It's an involuntary action that often occurs while you are sleeping, and the clencher is often not aware that it is happening.
Bruxism is an involuntary movement disorder characterised by excessive clenching and/or grinding of the teeth. Among the most common symptoms are migraines, a tired jaw, sensitive teeth or a stiff neck.
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Teeth grinding, or bruxism, is a condition in which the patient grinds or clenches teeth in an involuntary way.Over time, this movement damages the patient’s teeth and may lead to jaw pain and headaches.
Teeth grinding or bruxism is involuntary or habitual grinding of your teeth, typically during sleep but not always. This can cause headaches, jaw pain and damaged teeth but that's not the only after effects of bruxism.
While nighttime bruxism is typically characterized by teeth grinding, bruxism can also occur in during the day. Daytime grinding is uncommon in the general population, but daytime clenching–also a form of bruxism–occurs in approximately 10% of the population (Mercut et al., 2013).