How to stop clenching teeth?

Can teeth clenching be treated?

Clenching your teeth is also known as teeth grinding or bruxism and the habit can often be attributed to anxiety or stress. Clenching teeth can cause numerous symptoms such as facial pain, earaches, headaches, jaw stiffness, poor sleeping patterns, worn down teeth and in some cases tooth cracks and increased sensitivity. People who grind their teeth are often not aware that they have done it and when it becomes a habit it can even happen during the night when they are sleeping.

Thankfully, there are solutions and treatments to prevent clenching your teeth. Your dentist may recommend a mouth guard or mouth splint, which will reduce the sensation of grinding your teeth and can reduce the pain you are experiencing as well as prevent the tooth from being worn down. To stop clenching, you may need to undertake some muscle relaxation techniques or if the grinding is a result of stress and anxiety it may be worth undergoing some cognitive behavioural therapy to get to the rootThe anatomic portion of the tooth that is covered by cementum and is located in the alveolus (socket) where it is attached by the periodontal apparatus; radicular portion of tooth. of the problem. Finally, your diet can contribute to the problem, and reducing your alcohol intake and quitting smoking can help you to stop clenching your teeth.

Bruxism or teeth clenching can become a big issue for people, and it needs to be addressed as soon as possible so that an adequate solution can be found. If you do suffer from this problem, please contact your dentist to arrange an appointment or explain the habit during your next check-up. 

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