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What is Clenching and Grinding?

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BDS, Certificate of Speciality Training In Restorative Dentistry & Endodontics, Advanced Certificate Course In Aesthetic Dentistry
Dentist, Mumbai  •  11 years experience
What is  Clenching and Grinding?

Grinding or bruxism involves moving the jaw with teeth held tightly together.
This results in visible wear and flatenning of teeth.
Clenching is holding the teeth together and tightining the jaw muscles.
It may be done conciously or during sleep.
It may lead to jaw pain, stiffnes, enamel wearing, recession, clicking sound in the jaw joint etc. 

Treament includes.

Making patient aware of his situation
Psychological counselling 
Bite guard or night guard is made to wear at night

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult a specialist & get answers to your questions!
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