Bruxism (Sleep Bruxism, or Teeth Grinding)
Bruxism is the clinical term for grinding one's teeth during the night while sleeping.

People who suffer from bruxism, or sleep bruxism, often have dental problems (worn-down teeth, soreness in the jaw, etc.), headaches and earaches.

Dr. Garg can help determine if you do, in fact, suffer from sleep bruxism. It is also possible that you could be suffering from sleep apnea as well, since many people who have sleep bruxism turn out to have sleep apnea.

What Causes Bruxism?
No one is sure, but it is thought that lifestyle factors like alcohol consumption, or stress, or smoking, or excessive intake of caffeine, or other similar things could be involved.

How Is Bruxism Treated?
It could be as simple as Dr. Garg prescribing stress-reducing exercises that, coupled with behavioral modification (stopping some of the things you're doing that could be contributing to the problem), could help a lot. Another possibility is a referral to a dentist for a mouth guard (oral appliance) that can be fitted and worn at night during sleep.

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