Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)
Bruxism is the habit of
grinding or clenching the teeth. Clenching means
you tightly hold your top and bottom teeth together.
Grinding is when you slide your teeth back forth over
each other. Bruxism can happen at any age, to
children or adults.
Many people with bruxism
wake themselves up in the middle of the night with a
loud clenching or grinding sound. Sometimes the
sound is so loud that parents or sleep partners can hear
it. For other people bruxism may be silent.
People who suffer from
bruxism may have the following symptoms: