Month: April 2020

African American child sleeping in bed while grinding their teeth

Do Children and Adolescents Clench and Grind Their Teeth While They Sleep?

Many dentists, pedodontists among them, believe that younger people actually have a higher incidence of bruxism than adults. However, like adults, many don’t realize they are clenching or grinding their teeth as it is mostly done at night while they’re sleeping. How to Know Your Child is Grinding Their Teeth Often it is the parent …

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senior man holding jaw because of bruxism

Do I Have a TMJ Problem If I Have Jaw Pain and Grind My Teeth?

Grinding and clenching of teeth also known as bruxism are at an epidemic level today. Many estimate the incidence to be at least 1/3 of the population. As a practicing dentist who sees these problems daily, I believe the levels are at least 1/3 and probably higher.  Problems with Clenching and Grinding The problems relating …

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