Bruxism Guide

What Are the Symptoms of TMJ Disorder?

What Are the Symptoms of TMJ Disorder?

TMJ disorder is also known as TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder.  Characterized by various pains and abnormalities relating to the area around the jaw, this is not a life-threatening condition but still a potentially troubling one. It gets its name from the joint that connects the human jaw to the […]

What Causes Teeth Grinding?

What Causes Teeth Grinding?

Bruxism—the medical term for teeth grinding—is actually a very common behavior for humans.  In fact, as much as 50% of all people perform it one way or another.  Not all of these grind their teeth in their sleep, even if it is more common to do it then instead of […]

How to Stop Clenching Teeth

How to Stop Clenching Teeth

Teeth clenching is also known as teeth grinding or bruxism, and it can be a severe problem.  It is unlikely to cause you much trouble over a short period (aside from a headache or slight jaw pain).  Left unaddressed though, it can morph into a lifetime habit that will have […]

The Many Ways to Stop Grinding Teeth

The Many Ways to Stop Grinding Teeth

If you grind your teeth persistently, you are suffering from chronic bruxism.  This can be a bad thing for a lot of reasons.  Bruxism can cause headaches, jaw or facial pain, mandibular discomfort, and even tooth damage.  In fact, the worst cases of bruxism have seen sufferers grind their teeth […]