Nobody wants to wake up ready for a brand new day with a headache this big…
If you all too often wake up with a headache or jaw soreness, teeth grinding at night could be the cause. Whatever dental dreams may come throughout the night, be it bad or good, sometimes our vivid dreams cause us to clench and grind our teeth.
Teeth grinding or bruxism, is not some phase only kids go through, and neither bad nor good dreams are the probable primary culprit when it comes to grinding our teeth at night.
According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, the cause of bruxism is not completely agreed upon, but daily stress may be the trigger in many people.
Some people probably clench their teeth and never feel symptoms.
Everyone is different and treatments vary depending on risk factors, severity, even environmental concerns.
Our best bet it to of course do the internet research we’ve all grown accustomed to, and put way to much stock into…but also talk to our dentists. An actual face to face conversation, we still have them right?
Self-Treatment Options – courtesy of U.S. National Library of Medicine:
If we’re feeling the pressure in the morning – beyond normal make the kids breakfast, get them to school, go about life pressure – our best bet is to talk to our doctors and dentists about headaches or jaw pain.
TMJ disorder or TMD is no picnic, but with the help of dentists and sleep medicine professionals, we don’t have to suffer or only treat the pain apsects.
Other Treatment Options – courtesy of MayoClinic.com:
For even more treatment options and better yet – insights on what to ask your dentist, check out this video:
And let us know what types of dreams you think make us grind our teeth…