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The ABC’S of bruxism

Bruxism occurs by grinding or clenching one’s teeth during sleep. It can also be associated with episodes of tightness in the jaw.

The consequences of bruxism are numerous:

  • Wear and abrasion of teeth
  • Headaches
  • Oro-facial pain
  • Pain in the jaw and in the tempura-mandibular joint (TMJ))
  • Fatigue upon waking


The diagnosis of bruxism is based, most of the time, on observations of teeth grinding by a family member.