What Is Bruxism?

Bruxism is the involuntary grinding, clenching, and gnashing of the teeth.


Bruxism is the involuntary grinding, clenching, and gnashing of the teeth. It can cause issues with your teeth and jaw. This condition usually affects people when they are sleeping, however, it can also happen when you are awake.

Some people do not experience any symptoms, while others have tooth and jaw pain, and dental problems.

For children, the condition usually resolves on its own, however adults may need to wear an occlusal splint, otherwise known as a night guard, to help protect their teeth from damage.

For more information on Bruxism, symptoms, causes and treatments please see our blog on teeth grinding here.

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