When you brux, the force on your teeth is many times greater than during normal chewing. These forces can cause flattened or worn down teeth, teeth chipped at the gumline, fractured teeth, loose teeth
Though all of the causes of bruxism are not known, stress is often a factor. If this is the case, a variety of stress reduction techniques may be recommended. We may also recommend medication to temporarily reduce stress and relieve pain. Sometimes, missing teeth, worn teeth, or teeth that are out of alignment may cause grinding and clenching.