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Teeth grinding

Bruxism is the medical term for the habit of grinding the teeth and clenching the jaw
Symptoms of teeth grinding
Teeth grinding (bruxism) can cause a number of different symptoms including headaches, tooth wear and facial pain.
Causes of teeth grinding
The causes of teeth grinding (bruxism) are not always known, but it is usually linked to other factors, such as stress and anxiety or sleep problems.
Treating teeth grinding
Although there are a number of possible treatments for teeth grinding (bruxism), only a few have been shown to be effective.