By Dr Mitesh Vasant (Dentist).
Do you sometimes wake up with tender jaw joints or find yourself clenching your teeth? Do you occasionally experience headaches, sore teeth or tender muscles when you chew? You may suffer from a condition known as bruxism, or having a habit of grinding your teeth. Grinding is a common problem experienced by many people at some point in their lives and is commonly associated with stress. The team at Raceview Dental in Ipswich can help establish if you have this condition and seek the best treatment for you.
Prolonged bruxism can cause cracks or fractures in teeth, damage to fillings or even loosen your teeth. You can also experience permanent damage and sensitivity to hot and cold if your grinding wears away enough tooth structure to expose the inner layers of your teeth.
Regular dental checkups are the best way for