Effects of Sleep Bruxism (Teeth Grinding)
Bruxism is a condition in which you grinding, gnash or clench your teeth. If you have bruxism, you may unconsciously grind your teeth when you're awake in day time (awake bruxism) or clench or grind them during sleep (sleep bruxism).
Sleep bruxism is considered a sleep-related disorder. People who clench or grind their teeth during sleep are more likely to have so any other sleep disorders, such as snoring and pauses in breathing (sleep apnea) etc.
Mild bruxism may not require the treatment. However, in some people, bruxism can be frequent and severe to lead to jaw disorders, headaches, damaged teeth and so many other problems.
If you have sleep bruxism and be unaware of it until complications develop in the body, it's important to know the signs and symptoms of bruxism and seek regular dental care.