Long-Term Effects of Grinding and Clenching Your Teeth

Having a habit is normal, but sometimes people develop habits that cause self-harm. One of these habits is grinding and clenching of the teeth–also known as bruxism. This particular habit has negative effects in the long run. Here is what can happen to teeth that are put under this wear and tear. Why Grinding And Clenching Your Teeth Is Bad For Them Grinding of the teeth can be triggered by a number of things. For many people, it is a way to cope with stress, anxiety, or nervousness. The same applies to the act of clenching teeth. The people who do this habit typically are doing it on a consistent basis, which slowly contributes to surprising problems down the road. One of the consequences associated with grinding and clenching teeth is TMJ, a condition that affects the movement of the jaw while typically causing discomfort and pain. This occurs due to the movements/pressure caused by bruxism putting a heavy strain on the jaws. Treating TMJ may require arthroscopic surgery. In addition to this, bruxism can

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