Remember the last time you got so angry at someone that you started to grind your teeth? Teeth grinding might be a great way to deal with stress, but it seems to be a bit unhealthy. Several medical specialists said that teeth grinding can result in tooth loss and even permanent injury to the jaw.
The act of grinding your teeth is usually a way of dealing with high levels of stress. However, some of us tend to do it even when we are unaware of it. Experts declared that most people who have this habit usually start grinding their teeth during sleep.
In addition, it would seem that the act of repeatedly grinding those teeth can be unhealthy since it can irreparably damage your enamel. The doctors have observed that people who grind their teeth during sleep put too much pressure on the jaw muscles.
This means that you could damage your teeth during sleep and even fracture your jaw. Unfortunately, because this mostly occurs during the night, when half of our brain is asleep, there is little to be done, safe from taking a couple of precautions before hitting the sack.
So, according to the doctors, if you think you have teeth grinding problem, you should definitely avoid caffeinated beverages and sweets before going to bed. This means no sodas, coffee, cappuccinos, and chocolate before nap time.
In addition, the doctors have determined that people who had one too many drinks tend to grind their teeth much harder than people who have consumed a fair amount of alcohol. So, it would be better to stay away from alcohol if you have teeth grinding problem.
The experts believe that other habits might worsen our teeth grinding issues such as chewing on plastic pen caps or bubble gum. They’ve declared that these sorts of habits might encourage our jaw muscles to get used to with the action of clinching.
Now, probably the best way to stop grinding your teeth and to preserve the whiteness of your teeth is to have a friendly chat with your dentist. He or she will tell about the proper course of action you should take in order to quit this unhealthy habit.
Last, but not least, do bear in mind that teeth grinding is the offspring of stress, so you should try taking it easy every now and then.
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