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Bruxism - a nightmare for the teeth

Many people grind their teeth at night. Some don’t even know they do it. The usual reason is stress during the day. The grinding abrades the dentition and overstrains the jaw joints. Sometimes it leads to headache and back pain. Various treatments can help. The most successful are plastic dental appliances custom-fitted by a dentist. But the stress underlying bruxism also needs treatment.