Clenching, or bruxism, is a common dental issue that affects many individuals. It involves the unconscious or conscious act of tightly holding the upper and lower teeth together with significant force. This condition often occurs during the day due to stress or anxiety, and it can also manifest during sleep, known as sleep bruxism.
Clenching can lead to various dental problems, such as tooth wear, sensitivity, and even jaw discomfort. If left untreated, it may contribute to Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD), impacting the overall health of your jaw.
Our experienced dental team at Riverforest Dental can diagnose and address clenching-related concerns, providing personalised solutions to help protect your teeth and achieve a healthier smile.