The Causes, Complications and Prevention of Teeth Grinding

Complications. Mild bruxism does not cause a problem, and people do not usually consider treating it. Only severe or heavy forms of bruxism can cause problems, especially in adults. Heavy teeth grinding can lead to a chip in the tooth enamel in the best cases. Damage can be one to existing crowns or restorations of the teeth. Sometimes, damage can be done to the jaws. The tension from clenching the teeth can cause headaches or pain in the jaws or face.