Financial stress takes the bite out of your teeth. Part II
Posted Feb 02 2009 10:55pm
If you sleep alone and no one is there to tell you that your teeth make grinding noises at night, here are a few clues that you may suffer from teeth grinding (bruxism):
1. General tooth pain and increased sensitivity. 2. Sore jaw muscles. 3. Difficulty opening and closing your mouth. 4. Headaches and earaches. 5. Popping sounds when you open and close your mouth. 6. Your teeth look abnormally short or worn down (worn tooth enamel). 7. You notice small dents in your tongue.
Teeth grinding can cause abrasions to the chewing surfaces of your teeth. The abnormal wear and tear can prematurely age and loosen your teeth and create problems such as hypersensitivity (from the small cracks that form exposing your dentin.)
Teeth grinding can also lead to chronic jaw pain, facial pain, and headaches.
Treating teeth grinding in its early stage can help you avoid serious tooth decay and damage.
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