How can I find out if I grind my teeth?

Because grinding often occurs during sleep, most people are unaware that they grind their teeth. Morning headaches, sore jaw muscles, fracture of teeth, and wear on teeth are often signs and symptoms of bruxism.

If you suspect you may be grinding your teeth, talk to your dentist. Your dentist can examine your TMJs, jaw muscles and teeth to evaluate for signs of bruxism.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 04/10/2017.

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