How Do I Know I’m Suffering From Sleep Bruxism?

How Do I Know I’m Suffering From Sleep Bruxism?

Sleep bruxism as you can imagine can cause many issues for individuals in both the short and the long term.


Often one of the biggest problems that occurs with people who suffer from sleep bruxism is that they are unable to identify that they are grinding or clenching during the night. Therefore, the effects of bruxism can cause significant damage to the teeth and be affecting one's well being without them realising. It’s important to pay attention to your body and note any changes, particularly in the teeth or any oral pain.


To help identify whether you may be suffering from bruxism, you should ask yourself the below questions:

Do you have dreams about your teeth either breaking or falling out?

Do you have neck pain?

Do you have facial or jaw pain?

Do you get earaches?

Do you have a clicking sound in your jaw?

Do all of your front teeth look like they’re the same length or appear flat?

Do you have generalized pain in the area below the ears?

Are your parents or siblings grinders?

Does anyone else hear you grinding your teeth at night?

Are any of your teeth loose?

Do you have teeth sensitivity?

Do you have a white line on the inside of your cheek?

Do you wake up in the morning with a dull headache?

Are the edges of your tongue scalloped?


The chances are if you are answering yes to even just one or two of these questions, you could be suffering from sleep bruxism, grinding or clenching. Want to know how we can help you? Email us at info@theknightguard.com.au or call 08 8470 0235 to speak to one of our consultants today.  

1 comment

  • Micaela Campbell

    I have been treating my bruxsim with a night guard and Botox in my jaw for around 17 months. I am wondering if there is anything else I can do to break the actual cycle itself?
    Or more so ways to cope when it’s being triggered by high levels of environmental stressers etc, as I find during those times it’s worse. Nightmares of chewing on my own teeth and other annoying stressful sysmptoms that seem to rule despite my best efforts to overcome it.

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