This condition is known as bruxism, and it is impossible to sometimes control the teeth grinding process as suggested with grinding teeth during sleep. Any type of forceful contact between the teeth can be categorized as bruxism. Our office uses advanced oral splints to control this process and prevent teeth chipping from grinding teeth.
Grinding can wear down teeth enamel and even serves as a cause for temporomandibular joint disorder because it puts pressure on the muscles and tissues around the joint. Splints can relax and slip back the jaw into a healthy position.