Bruxism is the term used to designate both teeth grinding and jaw clenching, which can occur either while sleeping or awake. This common condition can have various repercussions ranging from headaches and aching jaw muscles to tooth wear and damage to dental restorations such as crowns and fillings. The sleep quality of both the patient and loved ones can also be impacted. An occlusal splint is often prescribed to treat bruxism. If you think that you or a family member may have this condition, visit Repentigny Dental Center to obtain a diagnosis and the applicable treatment.