Woodside Smile Dental

Teeth Grinding

Many people grind their teeth but when teeth grinding becomes frequent, it can cause tooth fractures, loosening and loss of teeth. Causes of teeth grinding include stress, anxiety, an abnormal bite or crooked teeth. Most teeth grinding occurs at night. Often people who grind their teeth have a dull headache, or sore jaw and muscles surrounding the jaw.

If you suspect you grind your teeth, talk to one of the Woodside Smile Dental dentists at your next visit. We will evaluate your teeth, mouth and jaw and may suggest a mouth guard to prevent additional tooth damage and discomfort.