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GRIND MY TEETH?

Clenching or grinding can affect more than your teeth. Here’s what’s going on…

What happens when I...

Sounding much like a circular saw – to your partner at least – teeth grinding, or bruxism, generates up to six times the force of normal chewing on your teeth. That’s because it’s not under the control of the conscious brain, which might otherwise prevent or moderate it. Plus, when you eat, chewing force is applied in part to the food, and not directly to your teeth.

It affects over 6 million in the UK, and is more common during sleep. So, if your partner hasn’t told you, you may only be aware you’re doing it when you wake up with sore jaw muscles

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Discover a #BodyofKnowledge in the October/November edition of healthy magazine, in which we reveal the results of our Body MOT reader survey. In light of Breast Cancer Awareness month this October, we also talk to three women about their very different experiences of the disease. Plus, we explore the world's best natural beauty secrets from Australia to South Korea, and take a fresh look at the 'F' word (fat, that is!). As the seasons change, keep your health and happiness on track with the new digital issue of healthy.