the relationships between teeth grinding and oral pain

The Relationship Between Teeth Grinding and Oral Pain

Do you suspect that you unconsciously grind your teeth? If so, you might be suffering from a condition known as bruxism. This habit can often lead to painful teeth due to the fact that their surfaces will become worn down over time.

Key takeaways:

– Bruxism can cause teeth to chip or even crack entirely.

– You will wear down the enamel of your teeth over time.

– The chances of developing gum disease are also dramatically increased.

“Most people who suffer from bruxism grind their teeth while asleep.”

Important information about bruxism can be found here:

Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.