Bruxism, also referred to teeth grinding, occurs when the upper jaw rubs both sets of teeth together. Teeth grinding will cause damage to the teeth and other oral health problems.
· A warm bath before bed can help to relax the jaw muscles. An alternative to the warm bath is using a heating pad or warm wet washcloth against the jaw.
· Relaxing to relieve stress will ensure that teeth grinding is reduced.
· Avoid caffeine and alcohol which make teeth grinding worse.
If you suffer from severe anxiety, talk therapy with a psychologist or psychiatrist may help alleviate that, which in turn will reduce grinding.
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