Summary: The tell-tale signs of grinding your teeth
and what you can do to break this unhealthy habit
If you notice your teeth are becoming translucent around the edges or getting shorter, it could mean you're grinding your teeth
. Bruxism (the fancy name for teeth grinding) affects up to 31% of the population, and causes the enamel on the teeth to wear off.
You may have to wear a mouth guard to stop you grinding your teeth
ON GUARD Avoid grinding your teeth
or clenching during the day.
ASIDE from a poor night's sleep and an aching jaw in the morning, grinding your teeth
can also cause a range of uncomfortable symptoms, including headaches and earache, stiff shoulders (from all that jaw clenching), joint stiffness, facial pain and, even more worryingly, considerable damage to your teeth.
People with TMJ disorders may exhibit a variety of symptoms including: A painful aching jaw Sore, sensitive teeth Stiff neck and shoulders Tension headaches Morning headaches Grinding your teeth
If you suffer from any of those symptoms you should know about the Cerezen dental device.
Is there a natural cure for grinding your teeth
Tongue Chi TMJ Relief was developed as an easy, effective way for you to learn to relax your jaws and stop clenching and grinding your teeth
, even while you are asleep!
" Constantly grinding your teeth
wears down the protective enamel very quickly," says Dr Sethi.
Grinding your teeth
in your sleep can have the same effect.
If you think you're grinding your teeth
in your sleep, ask your dentist to check for signs of wear and tear.
4 DONATELLER, RADIOHEAD If you watch British artist Mark Leckey's documentaries about drugged-up UK dance tribes in a dark enough room, you'll be grinding your teeth
right along with them.
Your dentist can fit you with a splint to open your bite and decrease bruxism (grinding your teeth
2 Grinding your teeth
in your sleep: 'Breathing incorrectly often accompanies tooth grinding because both are symptoms of stress,' says Alan Dolan (Breathguru.com).
This is grinding your teeth
, usually while you are asleep, and it affects about one in 10 people.