Clenching or grinding your teeth, especially in your sleep, is called bruxism. It is actually dangerous for your oral health in the long term. Not only do the pressure and friction lead to pain, but you can actually crack teeth and cause bone loss in your jaws. Most people have clenched their teeth in their sleep or when they were not paying attention at least once in their lives, but for a lot of people, this is a chronic condition.
You may have heard that cavities and oral decay are linked to things like heart disease, and, in fact, your oral health affects your entire body. Hi! My name is Brenda, and I like to look at things holistically. Because of that, I created this blog. I plan for its posts to look at the link between dental issues and other health issues. I hope that the people who visit this blog learn a few tips about oral care as well as gaining a deeper understanding of why it's so important. Healthy smiles indicate a healthy body, and I hope this blog helps you achieve both!