What Is Bruxism?
Do you grind your teeth in your sleep? Do you notice that you clench your jaw throughout the day and night? The cause of these issues may be a condition known as bruxism. It is one of the most common sleep disorders and can cause a significant amount of damage while you sleep.
The cause of the grinding and clenching is the result of a chewing reflex malfunction. In normal individuals, this reflex is not active while they sleep. Individuals who suffer from bruxism experience the abnormal function of the reflex which means clenching and grinding can occur while napping or while in deep sleep.
If you are suffering from Bruxism, contact our office to schedule an appointment with dentist Dr. John Cho. He can provide you with the professional care you need.