How Teeth Grinding and Clenching Damages Teeth
Many people grind or clench their teeth. This is known as bruxism and left untreated it can lead to cavities, enamel erosion, and even tooth loss. Our Erie, PA dentist provides therapies to curb this problem and help save your teeth.
People grind or clench their teeth for a number of reasons—anxiety, habit, pain. However, in many situations, patients grind and clench their teeth while sleeping and are not always aware that they’re doing it. This can be linked to temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction, or TMD.
What Is TMD?
TMJ means you have dysfunction in the joints that connect your jaw to your skull.
Signs of TMJ may include:
- Clicking sound in the joint when ...