Night Time Teeth Grinding
About 50-95% of the population are bruxers, half of whom become chronic enough to require treatment. Bruxism (teeth grinding) can occur at any time, but it’s most common at night while sleeping. Because it happens during sleep, most people don’t know they brux until their dentist tells them that they are showing signs of bruxing. Often a spouse or family member hears the grinding sound. When diagnosed early, teeth grinding can be treated before it causes permanent damage to the teeth.