Teeth grinding (bruxism)Overview

Teeth grinding and jaw clenching (also called bruxism) is often related to stress or anxiety.

overview

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

symptoms

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

treatments_overview

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.

causes

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

Page last reviewed: 31/05/2017
Next review due: 31/05/2020