Do you live a stressful life? Many things in your daily life can cause stress, such as your work schedule, activities with children, volunteer obligations, home projects… the list goes on. Each person handles stress differently. For some, it affects their bodies. They might overeat, experience weight gain, or have health complications such as high blood pressure. For others, it affects their oral health. Stress often comes out through clenching and grinding your teeth. This is known as bruxism. Read on to learn more about this condition, how to spot the signs, and treatment.
Do you wake in the morning and feel a tightness or discomfort in your jaw or facial muscles? Do you find yourself clenching your teeth during times of stress or anxiety? If this sounds like you, you might be suffering from a common condition that can leave you feeling less than your best. If this sounds like you or a loved one, continue reading to learn more about this condition and how to find relief.
Have you been feeling unusual tenderness or discomfort in your jaw, ears, or face? Maybe you have been experiencing frequent and unexplained headaches. If so, you could be experiencing bruxism.