Bruxing or tooth grinding is a common habit that can be diagnosed by your dentist. In fact in many cases patients are unaware of the habit and it can present as headache, toothache, pain in the jaw joint and/or muscle pain. Sometimes extensive tooth wear can be noted on examination. A number of different treatment options are available including custom made night splints that are a simple, safe and cost-effective method of managing this condition in many cases. Bruxing also increase the risk of tooth sensitivity and the risk of developing cracked tooth syndrome.

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