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According to the Canadian Sleep Society, bruxing (grinding teeth) is only chronic in about 8 percent of adults and teens, 3 percent of the seniors and 14 percent of children. It is viewed as normal in children. In adults it's pathological.
Majority of the bruxers grind while sleeping.
Signs and Symptoms
The best treatment is usually conservative in nature. In addition to repairing any damaged teeth and/ or correcting obvious occlusion( bite) irregularities, a night guard or splint is fabricated for the patient which may reduce bruxism but will certainly prevent further tooth wear and damage.
If you think you are a bruxer or have been told you grind in your sleep lease call our office to discuss your options for preventing damage to your teeth and TMJ.