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Dentist: Grinding Teeth


Daytime clenching is usually triggered by stress, anxiety, tension, or even concentration. Nighttime grinding is sometimes related to hyperactivity, sleep apnea, or acid reflux, and can appear as a side effect of certain medications intended to treat depression.

Dentists often outfit bruxism patients with nightguards (retainer-like instruments worn in the mouth overnight) to prevent damage to the teeth and mouth, but the device doesn’t stop the grinding.

Damaged teeth due to grinding? visit your nearest Peermed Healthcare Centre to speak to our dentists.