Do you grind or clench your teeth while you sleep? The truth is, most people occasionally do this at night without even knowing it. It is usually a loved one kept awake due to the grinding who detects the habit.
The grinding or clenching of teeth is medically referred to as bruxism. Most people who suffer from occasional bruxism don't damage their teeth and jaws. However, if constant bruxism is a problem, damage to the teeth can occur. In severe cases, a patient's jaws and hearing can also be affected.