Daytime clenching and nighttime grinding will erode the height of your teeth over time. Most patients we see are not even aware of these habits. Typically, the grinding and clenching is caused by stress.
This article has some great tips to help relieve stress, however the first step is becoming aware of the habit.
Some additional reasons for clenching could include:
An unknown TMJ condition.
If you have clenching or grinding or even unexplained headaches, give us a call. Dr. Pete has treated such conditions for over 30 years.