Some people often cluck their teeth while sleeping at night, but they don’t know it when they get up in the morning. Medically, this kind of teeth grinding is called bruxism.
Teeth grinding is a phenomenon, it is not a disease, just like dreaming and talking in a dream. Emotional stress or agitation, bad bite habits, intestinal parasite infections, etc., tend to increase the number of teeth grinding at night. Severe grinding of teeth will accelerate the wear and tear of teeth, resulting in symptoms of excessive tooth sensitivity, and even cause periodontal tissue damage, masticatory muscle fatigue, and temporomandibular joint dysfunction.
So, what should you do if you grind your teeth at night?
1. Relieve Tension
Relieve unnecessary concerns, arrange work reasonably, and take diazepam orally if necessary, 1-2 times a day, one tablet each time.
2. Develop good living habits
Regular daily life, not overeating dinner, do not do strenuous exercise before going to bed, especially children should develop the habit of hygiene.
3. Suspected intestinal parasites
Deworming treatment is carried out under the guidance of a physician to reduce the peristalsis of intestinal parasites and stimulate the intestinal wall.
4. Correct bad habits of the dental system
Such as unilateral chewing, biting pencils, etc.
5. Still no improvement after treatment
You should go to the dental hospital to make a dental night guard, put it on your teeth before going to bed at night, and take it off in the morning to avoid teeth grinding damage and relieve muscle tension.