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Headache Caused By Teeth Clenching By Dentist Near Godalming

teeth clenching and how to stop the damage from Time Dental near Godalming, SurreyBruxism describes a range of related behaviours including teeth grinding, gnashing and clenching of the jaw.  Its usually a subconscious behavior performed whilst asleep.

Bruxism can lead to permanent damage to the teeth as the enamel is worn away. However it can also lead to headaches and disorders of the TMJ (temperomandibular joint).  Bruxism sufferers are three times more likely to suffer headaches as well as aching jaw and face muscles; earache; tightness/ stiffness of the shoulders; limitation of mouth opening; sleep disruption; excess tooth mobility; inflamed and receding gums.  A stressful lifestyle is also a factor in bruxing.

The most effective way to reduce the tension from bruxing is to wear a night guard or occlusal splint.  This is a device that is kept in the mouth overnight and acts as a spacer so you avoid tooth to tooth contact as well as deprogramming the muscles to reduce the tension.

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