Am I Grinding My Teeth At Night?

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O'Fallon IL DentistsUnless you have an honest and light-sleeper bed partner, you may not know if you are grinding your teeth at night. Bruxism, the medical term for teeth grinding, can cause permanent tooth damage and disruptive jaw pain if not addressed. While sleeping, the pressure of bruxing can be up to six times greater than when awake. That’s approximately 250 pounds of force per square inch!