Reader’s Digest: Sleep Disorders May Contribute To Bruxism.
Sleep disorder leads to many different medical and dental issues. Bruxism, jaw soreness, grinding teeth, and breathing and heart issues. Ask us at the Smile Center in Terryville. We can help.
As part of a broader piece discussing sleep disorders, Reader’s Digest (8/9, Tigar) states that people who wake up with jaw soreness may be grinding their teeth, which could stem from a sleep disorder. Reader’s Digest encourages speaking to a dentist, noting a mouthguard can help protect teeth.
MouthHealthy.org provides additional information on bruxism. In addition, a study in the November 2016 issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association suggests that teeth grinding is associated with alcohol, caffeine, and tobacco use.