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Night grinding or clenching of  your teeth is a very common condition affecting both children and adults. Many people do not realize this until their dentists spot the symptoms. You could be grinding your teeth while you are sleeping or awake.
Bruxism may be mild and occasional or aggressive and frequent. It occurs when the teeth contact each other in a forceful  manner. This can be silent or cause a loud sound while sleeping.


The exact cause is not always known..But the following factors can contribute to bruxism:
1. Psychological stress, anxiety or anger
Stress. anger, anxiety leads to Bruxism

2. Malocclusion
3. Certain rare diseases of nerves and muscles in the face.
4. It may be a side effect of some medicines that treat depression. These include Prozac (fluoxetine), Zoloft (sertraline), Paxil (paroxetine).
5. A complication of Parkinson`s disease.


1. Wearing of the enamel surface.
Wearing Away Of Teeth

2. Tooth sensitivity
3. Cracks or fractures in the tooth
4. Damage to bridges or implants
5. Pain in the teeth
6. Loosening of the teeth
7. Bruxists can suffer from facial pain and overall facial fatigue
8. Pain in Temporomandibular joint


1. Headache
2. Jaw soreness
3. Fractured or cracked teeth
4. Painful or loose teeth
5. Rhythmic contractions of jaw muscles
6. A grinding sound at night, which may disturb the sleep of the person near you.
 If you experience any of these signs and symptoms, visit to dentists at "Dr. Dentiste`s Kapil Dental Clinic and Implant Center" so that he/she can examine your teeth and can look for the cause."Dentists in Rohini" will also check the muscles in and around your jaw and your jaw joints.
If its being caused by a dental problem, it should stop when the teeth are repaired and realigned.

  • If its related to stress, counselling and relaxation technique may help. Anti-anxiety medications will also help in relieving stress.
  • Usual method is to wear a custom-made nightguard while sleeping which prevents the teeth from grinding.
  • If its due to any misalignment of the teeth, occlusion correction is required.
  • Restore damaged teeth with fillings or crowns to maintain the proper shape and size of the teeth.
  • Reduce caffeine, alcohol intake.
  • Avoid smoking.
This article was written in public interest by Kapil Dental Clinic And Implant Center.

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