Why Do People Grind Their Teeth?
Although teeth grinding can be caused by stress and anxiety. It often occurs during sleep and is more likely caused by an abnormal bite or missing or crooked teeth.
It can also be caused by a sleep disorder such as sleep apnea.
How Do I Know If I Am Grinding My Teeth?
Because grinding often occurs at night when your sleeping, most people are unaware that they grind their teeth.
However, a dull, constant headache or sore jaw when you wake up is a telltale symptom of grinding your teeth.
Most of the time people learn that they grind their teeth by their loved one who hears the grinding at night.
If you suspect that you may be grinding your teeth, talk to our expert dentist Dr Carmine Mignone.
He can examine your mouth and jaw for signs of teeth grinding, such as jaw tenderness and excessive wear on your teeth.
Depending on how long you have been doing it, it can be much easier to spot than others.
To book an appointment please give one of our friendly staff members a call today on 08 8365 1466.
If you are a new patient, then please visit our new patient form and fill out the form. This means you will not have to come in to the practice early to do so.