Waking up with headache, sore jaw? You may be grinding your teeth

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Waking up with headache, sore jaw? You may be grinding your teeth

If you’re waking up with a headache or a tender jaw you could be grinding your teeth while you’re asleep.

Key takeaways:

– Teeth grinding can result in tooth fractures and long-term problems such as arthritis

– Stress, exhaustion or medical conditions such as sleep apnea can lead to teeth grinding

– Overuse of tobacco, caffeine and alcohol may also cause teeth grinding

People who are grinding their teeth should see a dentist to get to the bottom of why they are grinding and determine if it’s a sign of something more serious.”

Read the full story here: http://chicago.suntimes.com/lifestyles/waking-up-with-headache-sore-jaw-you-may-be-grinding-your-teeth/

Dr. Biju Philip

Dr. Philip (GMC No: 6072826) is a medical doctor with more than 20 years experience, of which 13 years has been in the field of Anaesthetics and Critical Care. He has also undergone extensive training in Dental Sedation and Facial Aesthetics, including Botox and dermal filler treatments, which he now practices in our dental surgery in Exning. He also works as an Anaesthetist at West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St. Edmunds.