Grinding your teeth can damage the chewing surfaces of them over time and can make your teeth more likely to decay due to small cracks that can occur. Not only can grinding damage your teeth, it can result in headaches and jaw injury.
Often times, people don’t realize they’re doing it until the dentist notices the signs on tooth surfaces which is why it’s important to see your dentist every 6 months. If you know you are grinding your teeth, stress management may help. Seek things that are relaxing for you such as taking a walk or spending a few minutes with meditation.
For some, that can help with grinding. Other people may need a mouth guard (as determined by your dentist) to prevent further damage to your teeth.