Teeth grinding and/or clenching is also known as bruxism, and occurs during the daytime, but more commonly at night during sleep. This is an extremely common problem amongst many patients, particularly ones who suffer from high levels of stress. There is also potential that people with bruxism may have undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnoea.
Signs and symptoms of bruxism
It is quite surprising that many people who suffer from bruxism are unaware of the condition. However, there are some very obvious signs and symptoms which may indicate the presence of grinding and/or clenching habits.