How To Tell If You Are Grinding Your Teeth

You may do everything right when it comes to taking care of your teeth. Yet even if you brush and floss twice a day and watch what you eat or drink, there’s only so much you can do while you’re awake. Some of the worst damage you can do to your teeth may be happening without you even being aware of it. You might wake up in the morning with a sore jaw and think you just slept in an odd position, but this could be a sign that you grind your teeth while you sleep. This condition, also known as bruxism, affects approximately 10 percent of adults.

Taking good care of your teeth is a 24-hour-a-day job, and being aware of how you treat your teeth while you sleep can be just as important as how you treat them while you’re awake. Consult the accompanying guide to find out what you can do if you’re grinding your teeth overnight.

Teeth Grinding Guide


Teeth Grinding Guide created by Schererville Family Dentistry.