Bruxism (Tooth Grinding)

Put simply, bruxism is tooth grinding. More accurately, bruxism describes a whole range of related behaviours including tooth grinding and clenching of the jaw. Bruxism is usually a subconscious behaviour. Tooth grinding and clenching can cause permanent damage as enamel or filling material is worn away. However, bruxism can cause other problems as well such as headache, muscle soreness, broken or sensitive teeth and disorder of the TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint).