Many of us grind our teeth without ever knowing it. Although this may seem relatively unimportant, the fact of the matter is that bruxism can cause permanent damage if a dentist is not consulted.
A handful of potentially negative outcomes associated with this habit include:
– An increased risk of chipping or breaking your teeth.
– Irritated and swollen gums that may resemble gingivitis.
– You could also wear down essential tooth enamel; increasing the possibility of developing a cavity.
“Over time, the pressure of grinding your teeth can irritate your gum tissue and cause inflammation.”