Grinding Teeth In Sleep: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

“Teeth grinding can caused by the sleep disorder, stress and anxiety.”

Teeth grinding (bruxism) usually occurs when asleep. That is called sleep or nighttime bruxism. You also rub your teeth while you’re awake.

Bruxism (teeth grinding) seems in children with mental retardation and those suffering from CNS infection.

Bruxism can lead to jaw problems, dental infection, damage to the gums, headache.

Dental care is required frequently.

Teeth Grinding (BRUXISM)
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Causes of teeth grinding

In the child, teeth grinding happens after the first teeth appear and when the permanent teeth emerge. It usually stops once the adult teeth fully erupt.

There are some causes of teeth grinding

    • Stress
    • Anxiety
    • Sleep-related movements
    • Anger 
    • Frustration

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Symptoms of teeth grinding

Grinding wears down the teeth, which can become blunt, short, or fractured. Clenching puts pressure on the muscles and other structures around the jaw, and it can lead to:

  • Sore gums
  • Jaw pain and stiffness
  • Headache
  • loose or broken teeth

Some other symptoms also include depression, anxiety, eating disorder, and insomnia.

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Diagnosis of teeth grinding

Your dentist doctor will ask you about the history and carry out an examination. Signs they will look for include:

  • Tooth wear
  • Enlarged jaw muscles
  • Jaw discomfort on waking

The most reliable way to diagnose teeth grinding is through electromyographic (EMG) measurements.

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Treatment of teeth grinding

Help the child to find ways to express their resentment.

Bedtime enjoyments like engaging stories found to be helpful.

Improving the environmental situation which responsible for the tension and conflict. 

Praising and other emotional support are useful during such times. 


Teeth grinding is a prevalent condition with some possible causes.

Treating your condition is essential to avoid significant dental complications. Your dentist and doctor are both excellent resources for diagnosing and teeth grinding.

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