Simple Way to Avoid Gnashing Your Teeth in Your Sleep

Simple Way to Avoid Gnashing Your Teeth in Your Sleep

Squeezing and gnashing your teeth while you sleep (bruxism) damages the tooth substance. In addition, the teeth become shorter and the gums retract. That is why we need to treat this health problem. It is interesting to note that this phenomenon occurs in hyperactive people, perfectionists or anxious people.

About bruxism

Unfortunately, this phenomenon is not uncommon. It occurs in 25 to 50% of people, both men and women. It is an involuntary gnashing of teeth, which is a parafunctional activity. Bruxism occurs mainly during sleep. It usually occurs on an unconscious level, and the causes can be different. For example, biting a pencil or nail, emotional stress, fear or certain personality traits.

We can notice bruxism most often by hearing the squeaking sound of our partner at night, or the dentist at the examination.

Gnashing Teeth

Symptoms include pain in the masticatory muscles, pain in the ear and jaw joint, shortening of the teeth and pulling of the gums. All this results in shortening of the bite, which in an advanced stage requires rehabilitation of the jaw joint.

Are there any solutions

Of course there is a solution. The first step is to recognize this action, and the second is to make a tooth guard. The guard, or foil, is made according to the shape of the patient’s teeth. The whole procedure is short, painless and simple. The foil is transparent and soft and is mostly worn at night. But, in case of need, we can worn it during the day. Its role is to protect the teeth and jaw joint. The shelf life of the foil is long (several years). It can last until it is used up or bitten.

Teeth Foil


Gritting your teeth is not a disease in the classical sense of the word. However, this is a phenomenon that should not be ignored, as it can lead to more serious health problems. First of all, it is necessary to determine the cause of its appearance. After that, appropriate measures should be taken and this unpleasant phenomenon should be remedied.

We hope that we have, to some extent, helped those who have this problem. And, for those who knew nothing about this, here is a new finding