Reasons why you shouldn’t grind your teeth too much

Reasons why you shouldn’t grind your teeth too much
Everyone develops certain habits during their lifetime. However some of these can be really harmful for your health. Teeth grinding is one common and deadly habit for your teeth health.


Here are a few reasons why you should seriously consider cutting loose from this habit -


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Pressure and destruction

Grinding teeth poses nearly 10 times the chewing weight on your molars, approximately 200 pounds, which can undoubtedly cause fractures and cracks in your teeth.

The wearing down of teeth can be beyond repair and then needs various surgical dental procedures like Root canals, dentures and implants.

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Habit

A person might be grinding his teeth throughout the night and such a chronic condition, called bruxism , can last for nearly 40 minutes per hour of sleep! This can lead to much more serious complications and a disturbed sleep.


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Headaches and jaw issues

A sore jaw and headaches are bound to follow a night full of teeth grinding. Chronic grinding irritates the mind and comes in the way of a good night’s sleep, causing headaches the next morning.


TMJD
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The Temporo- mandibular joint connects the jaw with skull and is known to get worn out due to this habit of teeth grinding. To make it worse, over a period of time, this leads to a Square jaw and gives a strong unnecessary, jawline.


Hearing damage

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Not surprisingly, the constant crunching jaw movements irritate our ears as well and can lead to a condition named tinnitus. An inflammation of the ear drum which can cause partial hearing loss!


Difficult to realise

85-90% grind or clench their teeth while they’re asleep and do not know about it. Unfortunately, no one can detect this by themselves, unless someone who sleeps in the same room is annoyed and points it out.
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Prevention-

Here are a few ways to prevent subconsciously grinding your teeth while you’re asleep.

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  1. Mouth guard
This will prevent your molars from striking against one another.


2) Counseling and meditation

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Helps in reducing stress and this might prevent the tension caused in jaws.


Teeth grinding is a great expression, but of course it should be limited. Too much of anything is destructive, in this case, literally so!


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