Night-time tooth grinding, formally known as bruxism, can be debilitating for sufferers, causing migraines, jaw ache and dental damage, among other problems.
As a result, those who have the condition are usually keen to find both the cause and the solution.
Although the reasons vary, it is thought that many people develop bruxism because they are depressed, stressed or anxious, Best Syndication reports.
"Teeth grinding and emotional problems are interrelated a healthy state of mind and good balance of emotions can help a lot in managing tooth grinding and its effects on one's health," the news provider comments.
To treat the condition, it suggests a combination of nutritional changes, anti-depressants and counseling.
Apparently, calcium is important for helping to relax the jaw and stop it clenching, which is what causes the teeth to grind together. Magnesium can also help with this.
Also, those suffering from bruxism caused by emotional difficulties are advised to see a counselor regularly, who may prescribe them with anti-depressants or behavioral correction therapies.
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