There are many signs that come with clenching and grinding your teeth in your sleep.
You will not know that you do this since you are not awake during the night time hours unless you pay attention to the signs that show that this is something that you do.
Of course, asking someone that you sleep next too, to pay attention to find out if you do is also an option if you really want to know if this is something that you do.
Signs That You Grind and Clench Your Teeth at NightThere are many signs that show that you either grind or clench your teeth during the night. By recognizing the signs, you can speak with your dental professional regarding the best course of action you can take to reduce the effects of doing so at night or to come up with a treatment plan that can help you.
Increased tooth and gum pain and sensitivity can cause problems in the mouth, the tooth enamel on the outside of the teeth can be worn down, the teeth might be broken, fractured or flattened because of the grinding that is done. You may find that your jaw hurts when you wake up because of the increased clenching that is done throughout the night.
Waking up throughout the night, having pain that feels like it is in your ear or having a tired jaw can also all be signs of clenching or grinding your teeth at night.
If you have an issue with grinding or clenching your teeth throughout the night, speak with our dental professionals. We can provide you with the best course of treatment to ensure that you do not harm your gums, teeth or jaw because of doing so. We have professionals that have knowledge on teeth grinding and clenching.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (385) 375-3589 today.