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Why does teeth grinding and sleep bruxism occur?

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Although the causes of bruxism are not really known, several factors may be involved. Stressful situations, an abnormal bite, and crooked or missing teeth appear to contribute. There is also some evidence that sleep disorders such as sleep apnea can cause teeth grinding.

SOURCES: WebMD Medical Reference provided in collaboration with The Cleveland Clinic: Dental Health: Teeth Grinding (Bruxism). The American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Parasomnia.com.

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on January 15, 2018

SOURCES: WebMD Medical Reference provided in collaboration with The Cleveland Clinic: Dental Health: Teeth Grinding (Bruxism). The American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Parasomnia.com.

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on January 15, 2018

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