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Daytime Clenching and Grinding

Jaw Clenching | Gretna Jaw Pain

Clenching and grinding also known as parafunctional activity or bruxism by dentists is generally broken up into two different types: clenching while sleeping and clenching while awake. While both can wear and break teeth, they are caused by different factors. Generally, night time clenching and grinding is difficult to stop because we are sleeping and we cannot control what we do at night time. Daytime clenching on the other hand is much easier to control because we are awake, but it is still a habit that can take time to break. To understand daytime bruxism, the three factors are why do we do it and what happens to mouth, how ...

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