What Is Bruxism And What Damage Can It Cause?
10th / November / 2017
Many of us grind our teeth without ever knowing it. Although this may seem relatively unimportant, the fact of the matter is that bruxism can cause permanent damage if a dentist is not consulted.
A handful of potentially negative outcomes associated with this habit include:
- An increased risk of chipping or breaking your teeth.
- Irritated and swollen gums that may resemble gingivitis.
- You could also wear down essential tooth enamel; increasing the possibility of developing a cavity.
“Over time, the pressure of grinding your teeth can irritate your gum tissue and cause inflammation.”
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