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    Address These Causes of Teeth Grinding To Stop the Problem

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    Teeth grinding is a problem that affects about 10 percent of the adult population. Its effects can range from the annoying to the seriously damaging.

    Key takeaways:

    • You will know that you have bruxism if you wake up with tense jaw or a dull headache in the morning.
    • Constant teeth grinding will prove to be a major problem for the teeth. Worn out tooth enamel will lead to sensitivity and even chipped teeth.
    • Teeth grinding can be managed by reducing stress, avoiding alcohol and caffeine, and getting a mouth guard to protect the teeth.

    TMJ is not necessarily a cause of grinding, though. “People who have chronic TMJ pain are more likely to grind their teeth,” says Dr. Wadhwa. “However, it’s a chicken and egg argument. We don’t know if TMJ pain causes one to grind their teeth or vice versa.”

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    Dr Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012

    Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.