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Although teeth grinding is a fairly common behavior during particularly stressful periods of a person's life, if it becomes a regular habit it can endanger your dental health.
Around one in four people may suffer from bruxism (teeth grinding) at a level that demands the attention of a dental care expert, according to the American Dental Association.
Some of the problems suffered by people who grind their teeth include loss of tooth enamel on chewing surfaces, flattened surfaces, loose teeth and fractured teeth.
Physical therapist Becky McClure of Lawrence Memorial Hospital told the Lawrence Journal-World & News that she regularly sees the jaw problems that may occur from bruxism - which, in its advanced state, may be known as temporomandibular joint disorder.
"The jaw joint works like opening a door. For a person that is having jaw troubles, the mechanics are off. Their jaw is opening before the joint turns," she explained.
People who suspect they may suffer from bruxism should see a dentist. However, it is not always obvious to the sufferer, so regular dental checkups may be the best way to screen for symptoms of wear and tear.
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