- Do you grind your teeth at night?
- When you wake up in the morning, is your jaw tense and sore?
- Do you notice that you clench your jaw when you’re stressed?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may have a common condition known as bruxism.
Bruxism is the term for when a person clenches and grinds their teeth unconsciously, either during the day or at night. Stress is the leading cause of bruxism, but there are other causes as well. If you notice that your jaw is often sore (especially when you wake up in the morning), you experience frequent headaches, or your teeth feel painful or loose, you may be suffering from this condition, and it is important to see us as soon as possible.