tooth grinding

Things You Need To Know About ToothGrinding

Tooth grinding (also called bruxism) is a harmful habit that can affect the health of your teeth, gums, and supporting bones. Here’s what you need to know about it.

Key takeaways:

  • Stress, anxiety, and misaligned teeth are the most common causes.
  • Common symptoms include headaches, jaw pain, earaches, and pain when chewing.
  • Treatment involves targeting the underlying problem and using mouth guards at night.

It’s important to speak to your dentist to find out the best ways of modifying your habits so you can deal with the symptoms of teeth grinding.

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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.