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    Why You Grind Your Teeth at Night—and How to Stop

    Yong man sleeping in his bed on white pillow

    Feeling stressed can affect the mouth since people tend to hold tension in the jaw and the neck. Recurring and continued anxiety may cause teeth grinding when people sleep. 10 to 20 percent of adults often deal with teeth grinding at one point in their lives.

    Some of the signs to look out for are waking up with a dull headache, tension in the jaw, and worn out teeth. Teeth grinding also referred to as bruxism can also be caused by certain medications.

    Work towards reducing stress to prevent tooth grinding as well as cutting back on the consumption of caffeine and alcohol.

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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.