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Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)

Teeth grinding, or bruxism, occurs when the upper and lower teeth are grinding or rubbing against each other in a sideways motion. A person may unconsciously clench their teeth when they're awake (awake bruxism) or clench or grind them during sleep (sleep bruxism). This happens unknowingly.


Some signs and symptoms of bruxism:

  • Teeth grinding at night which may be quite loud
  • Worn tooth enamel
  • Increased tooth pain or sensitivity
  • Jaw, neck or face pain or soreness
  • Dull headaches
  • Tired or sore jaw muscles or a locked jaw
  • Damage on the inside of the cheek due to chewing
  • Sleep disruption


Please give our office a call @ (905) 842-5500 today to book an appointment so we can help you maintain your teeth



905-842-5500


333 Glenashton Dr Unit 3,
Oakville, ON, L6H 7P6


info@glenashtondental.ca