Teeth grinding or bruxism is a dental problem that affects more than one million people in the world. It can cause serious fractures, gum inflammation and tooth loss. There are many treatments available for this condition. You can also take steps on your own.
- Awareness can help you determine the triggers and prevent clenching your jaw. Common triggers include stress, boredom, anger or hunger.
- Jaw-stretching exercises can help improve bruxism. Whenever you feel tension build up in your mouth, try stretching your jaw open. Do this gently to avoid over-straining your jaw.
- Posture can also help alleviate any discomfort brought on by bruxism. By sitting and standing correctly you can prevent abnormal tension from building up in your shoulders and neck.
Follow up with your dentist to find an effective treatment for your teeth grinding.