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Stop grinding your teeth!

Untreated bruxism can lead to heightened complications

Stop grinding your teeth!

Teeth grinding, also called bruxism, is a condition in which an individual grinds or clenches their teeth. It sometimes becomes difficult to discover signs and symptoms of Bruxism because a person may have sleep bruxism and might be unfamiliar with its complications. Thus, it is important to pursue regular dental supervision. 

Listed below are a few symptoms of bruxism to give you a better insight:

  1. Noisy clenching or grinding of your teeth          
  2. Flattened, wrecked, whittled or vague teeth     
  3. Sleep disturbance due to clenching of jaw
  4. Mild headache igniting in the temple zone of your face           
  5. Pain near the jaws and other parts of the face
  6. Sensitivity in teeth 
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The complications may heighten if you have untreated bruxism for a long period of time. These complications may result in lasting earache and headache, increase in facial pain, etc. The grinding of the teeth can also be fused with emotional symptoms like anxiety, stress, tension, depression, and eating disorder. There can be chances that the person suffering from bruxism might not be aware of it, especially if they do it while sleeping.

If you notice any symptoms, it is advisable to go see your dentist. A doctor will be able to spot the impression of worn teeth.

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How to deal with bruxism

Grinding or clenching of teeth is not dangerous as most children outgrow it. However, it can result in uneasy indications that can deter daily life. You can reduce or prevent pain by home remedies like applying ice bags to sore jaws, massaging the muscles of your neck, shoulder and face, stress-management and relaxation techniques. 

Remember, these are just some remedies to help you curb the pain, however, you must visit your dentist to get a clear picture of the situation and medical assistance.