Morning headaches, aching jaw, sensitivity or tiny fractures on teeth can be due to “bruxism” or teeth grinding. Bruxism is often caused by stress but is sometimes linked to sleep apnea too.

Key takeaways:

– Avoid excessive alcohol, tobacco or caffeine which increases the risk

– Untreated grinding can lead to problems in the joints of the jaw

– Teeth grinding should be assessed and treated by your dentist

A dentist can decide if you need a custom mouth guard to help protect your teeth and jaw.

People grind their teeth during the day, the night or both

Article:

http://chicago.suntimes.com/lifestyles/waking-up-with-headache-sore-jaw-you-may-be-grinding-your-teeth/

 

Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.