Bruxism : A Condition whenTeeth Grinding or Clinching Occurs


Bruxism is a condition in which teeth grinding or clinching occurs.

Often people are unaware of teeth clinching while they are awake, during sleep grinding usually occurs.


Bruxism while sleeping is a disorder known as Sleep Bruxism. People who experience this may also have other sleep disorders like sleep apnea.


Bruxism treatment depends on how severe the symptoms are. Light bruxism often can go untreated but more intense Bruxism cases that involve issues such as damaged teeth can be treated.


While it maybe hard to tell if you have sleep bruxism, signs of it usually exist.

Sometimes grinding teeth can be so loud that you may wake up yourself or your spouse.