Most likely if your dentist asks if you clench or grind your teeth at night, chances are it is a trick question because they are able to tell without you telling them!
Grinding causes damage to teeth, such as fractures, loosening, or loss of teeth. The surface of teeth can become worn down and may require replacement. Plus it can lead to jaw and TMJ discomfort.
One sign that you may be grinding or clenching your teeth at night is if you experience headaches, although for a true diagnosis you’ll want to make an appointment with your dentist.
Oftentimes, it is caused by stress or anxiety but grinding is treatable, watch the video below where Dr. Capozzi explains some treatment options for patients who grind their teeth.