How do you know if you grind your teeth during sleep ?
One of the first symptoms of bruxism is pain experienced when opening the mouth as you wake up. Some of the other symptoms are headaches, migraines, ringing in the ears. In 95% of the cases, the cause for grinding of the teeth is emotional stress.
Did you know that… When grinding your teeth at night, the pressure exerted by the jaw is up to 10 times more than normal? (+than 400kg/cm2). Bruxism (grinding and pressure on the teeth during sleep) is most often the cause of inflammation of the jaw joints. Bruxism causes irreparable tooth wear. Bruxism often leads to headaches, migraines, ringing in the ears.
Any treatment ?
There are no drugs to treat this illness, which is a subconscious habit. However, wearing a custom-fit protective dental bite (anti-bruxism splint) during the night, can protect you from the effects of bruxism. Before, only dentists and dental technicians were able to make an effective custom-made dental bite, a complex and therefore costly procedure.