Grinding your teeth also known as Bruxism is a common habit and is believed to affect over six million people in the UK alone. It can be triggered by physical responses during sleep to psychological pressures of everyday living.

Persistent teeth grinding is detrimental to oral health, leading to abnormal and exacerbated tooth wear, fractured teeth, inflammation and receding gums, loose teeth and premature tooth loss, even headaches.

Sometimes you can wear an appliance at night or when you know you are grinding as a simple way of relieving symptoms and proving the dental link. Your teeth may need to be carefully adjusted to meet evenly, as changing the direction and position of the slopes that guide your teeth together can often help reposition the jaw. If your teeth are too far out of line or in the wrong bite position, it may be necessary to fit a brace to move them into a better position.