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Bruxism, Cause and Effect

Bruxism is a medical term used to describe a condition in which a person grinds and clenches the jaw. There are times where a person grinds his/her teeth without causing any problems or symptoms. Persistent and regular teeth grinding can cause discomfort and jaw pain, and can also wear down the teeth of the victim. There are some instances where it has caused earache and headaches. Nearly 80% of the cases of teeth grinding occur subconsciously when a person is asleep. The condition has been associated with a number of things such as anxiety and stress.

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