Do you ever wake up with a headache or sore jaw? If so, it may be a sign that you are grinding your teeth while you sleep.
Teeth grinding, or bruxism (as it’s called in the medical community) is a serious problem if left untreated. In fact, dentists report that severe cases even result in teeth being worn down to mere stubs. Bruxism has even been tied to hearing loss in extreme cases.
One of the biggest problems with bruxism is that most people don’t realize they are even doing it because it most often occurs during sleep. Caffeine and alcohol consumption can make the condition even worse.
If you grind your teeth, it’s important to identify the problem and visit your dentist soon. Read this article regarding causes and treatments for teeth grinding: http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/teeth-grinding-bruxism