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Do you wake up with pain and discomfort in your teeth, jaws and face and some tenderness in your neck as well as head region???
So this habit which you have unknowingly developed is known as bruxism or teeth grinding.
Teeth grinding is a common habit, but that doesn’t mean it’s harmless. Forces generated by grinding of teeth are capable enough to wear down a tooth or even loosen them.
Grinding often occurs at night during sleep so most of the patients are unaware of the habit, yet if you wake up with headache and jaw pain and discomfort in the teeth these are the signs telling you that you may have developed teeth grinding (bruxism) habit and it should be taken care of.
People also get to know about this habit by their loved ones.
At regular dental checkups your dentist may look at the condition of your oral cavity and can conclude whether or not you grind your teeth.
Yes teeth grinding is not just limited to adults even children grind their teeth. Children tend to do so at the peak ages of teeth eruption and when their permanent teeth come in mostly the habitgoes on its own.
Tips to stop your child from grinding:
Dr. Krinita Motwani
Khar west, Mumbai.
Mbl : 9820280343
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