Bruxism is the medical term for grinding your teeth. Both children and adults can grind their teeth while sleeping, or even while awake.
Constantly grinding your teeth will lead to damage, wearing away the enamel, creating the perfect environment for tooth decay. Teeth can become cracked or damaged.
Other problems can develop, including:
- Tooth sensitivity
- Chipped teeth
- Jaw pain or discomfort
- Earache or headache
A custom mouthguard can solve this issue, both in children and adults. Talk to our team at Hillock Family Dentistry about a mouthguard to protect the teeth from damage.