Most people are unaware they clinch or grind their teeth at night.
Studies show that 65% of people grind their teeth and only 5% of that population are aware they are grinders. Dentists refer to this phenomenon as occlusal disease. Occlusal disease is responsible for most restorative failures and is no less destructive to your teeth than decay or periodontal disease.
Some of the symptoms from grinding or clinching your teeth include headaches, jaw fatigue, unnatural wear on your teeth and an uneven smile. Dr. Abeyta evaluates all of her patients for occlusal disease and provides solutions to prevent further damage.