TMJ, Sleep Apnea, Grinding and Clenching your Teeth: What You Need To Know

added on: August 21, 2020

 

Clenching and grinding your teeth is usually an unconscious habit. It often occurs at night while you’re asleep and it’s usually loud enough to be heard by your bed partner. This behavior is found in both men and women. It is more common in women. Women are more likely to show TMD/TMJ (Temporomandibualr Joint Dysfunction) symptoms. This behavior can destroy your teeth over a lifetime, cause facial muscular and TMJ joint pain, can be the cause of those unknown morning headaches and it is also associated with other underlying health conditions such as sleep apnea. If your Dentist says that you grind your teeth, we hope this video helps you become more consciously aware of your habits and the health issues associated with it.
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