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.”

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