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Teeth Grinding: Causes, Symptoms, Prevention and Treatment

Teeth GrindingAt My Family Dentistry, we see lots of people who have tooth damage and discomfort as a result of teeth grinding.

If you’re among the millions with chronic headaches and aching jaws or worse, read on for a quick overview of the causes, symptoms, and methods of prevention and treatment! 

Also known as bruxism, grinding your teeth can cause serious damage, not to mention chronic discomfort and pain. Bruxism may have a hereditary element, and women are three times as likely as men to grind their teeth, as are those between the ages of 20 and 40.


The primary cause  of bruxism is stress and anxiety. Abnormal bite pattern, missing or crooked teeth, and certain sleep patterns can also contribute.


Prevention and Treatment:

Do you grind your teeth? Give us a call if you have any questions, or need to see a dentist because of damage from grinding (or any other reason!).

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