If ever there was a condition in your mouth that can wreak destruction in your mouth over a short period of time, it is teeth grinding. It can destroy your teeth, shatter your jaw joints, cause headaches and tinnitus in your head and damage your neck (and in some cases, your nervous system) and leave you with issues in your upper back. Bristol is a high tempo and expensive place to live and in just trying to survive, it can place an enormous amount of stress upon you and before you know it, it can manifest itself in the way you bite and grind your teeth. The problem with this is if you can’t learn to de-stress yourself when you get home in the evening, you may well continue to grind your teeth during your sleep and hence, cause the aforementioned damage that has been spoken about. Your dentist will pick up on any signs of damage immediately and supply you with a guard to protect your teeth, but it won’t address the reasons behind your grinding; this will take professional help to sort out your stress issues, possible anger management and then lessons in how to relax. If you identify with any of this, then ask the Clifton dental studio to supply you with the ways of overcoming the problem.