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The habit of grinding and clenching the teeth is known as bruxism.
Here, people with irregular or infrequent bruxism do no get affected as much. It does not really show the damage done to the jaws and teeth. It is those who are habitual grinders who get affected. In severe cases it can also damage one’s jaw or hearing.
The question arises as to
how would one know if he or she grinds or
clenches their teeth? If detected how bruxism
can be treated? It has been studied that some
people make a noise when grinding their teeth
thus making it detectable while some do not make
a single sound making it hard to detect.
There are two ways one can know if they have bruxism, first is when your partner complains about it and second is when after a night’s sleep you get up with an ache in your jaws or a slight, persistent headache. Whatever the case, a checkup by the dentist is pertinent.