how you are running your teeth by not getting enough sleep

Waking up with headache, sore jaw? You may be grinding your teeth

Lots of people grind their teeth at night, without even realising they are doing it.

Key takeaways:

– Waking up with a headache, sore jaw or sensitive teeth are all signs of teeth grinding

– Teeth grinding may be caused by stress, exhaustion, caffeine intake or something more serious, such as sleep apnea

– Untreated teeth grinding can lead to future problems such as arthritis

See your dentist if you think you might be grinding your teeth as it can easily be treated. “It needs to be done with experience and knowledge of that whole chewing complex.”

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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.