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Treatment

Teeth grinding is where you rub your teeth together or clench your jaw, often without realising it.

If you grind your teeth, you may get pain in your face or jaw, headaches or earache. Over time, you may damage your teeth.

Treatment for teeth grinding depends on the cause. You can get a special mouth guard that stops you damaging your teeth if you need it.

The cause of teeth grinding is not always clear. It's usually linked to things like stress, anxiety or sleep problems.

Read more on the NHS website.

If you grind your teeth, you may get pain in your face or jaw, headaches or earache. Over time, you may damage your teeth.

Symptoms of teeth grinding

Symptoms of teeth grinding include:

Facial pain and headaches often disappear when you stop grinding your teeth.

Tooth damage usually only happens in severe cases and may need treatment.

Read more on the NHS website.

Treatment for teeth grinding depends on the cause. You can get a special mouth guard that stops you damaging your teeth if you need it.

Medical treatments

There are a number of treatments for teeth grinding.

Using a mouth guard or mouth splint reduces the sensation of clenching or grinding your teeth.

They also help reduce pain and prevent tooth wear, as well as protecting against further damage.

Other treatments include muscle-relaxation exercises and sleep hygiene.

If you have stress or anxiety, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) may be recommended.

Read more on the NHS website.

The cause of teeth grinding is not always clear. It's usually linked to things like stress, anxiety or sleep problems.

Read more on the NHS website.