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The Causes and Symptoms of Teeth Grinding

Teeth grinding can affect anyone, but it is most common in children. Also called bruxism, children usually grow out of the habit around the same time as they lose their baby teeth.

Key takeaways:

• Stress, anxiety and depression are linked to bruxism in older children and adults.

• Symptoms include worn or chipped teeth, worn enamel, a sore jaw and headaches.

• A dentist may recommend wearing a protective mouthguard overnight, a time when many people grind their teeth.

“In many children, bruxism is their natural reaction to growth and development. These cases can’t be prevented. But stress-related teeth grinding in children and adults can be avoided. Setting a calming bedtime routine is the first step you can take to avoid teeth grinding.”

Read the full story here

https://familydoctor.org/condition/teeth-grinding-bruxism/

Dr Siddharth Wandrekar - Practice principal (GDC No. 170074)

BDS – India 2004, MSc Prosthetic Dentistry 2007 (London), MJDF Royal College of Surgeons England

Sidd has been with Brunel Dental Practice since 2011 and took over the practice in September 2016 after the previous principal retired.

Sidd qualified in 2004 from one of the prestigious Universities in India. He came to the UK and meritoriously obtained a Masters in Prosthetic Dentistry from King’s College, London. He then spent a year in a hospital environment being involved in major surgeries such as head and neck cancer, correction of jaw fractures and complex surgical removal of teeth. He moved to work as an Associate in Private and NHS practices in Scotland before joining Brunel Dental Practice.

Sidd enjoys dentistry because he can help everyone to achieve good dental health and overall well-being in a caring and comfortable environment.

He is married with two boys who keep him on his toes. He loves playing tennis and represents the local club in the regional Leagues. He loves to travel and visit offbeat places. He also has a keen interest in current affairs.

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