7 Causes of Toothache

7. Teeth Grinding

Many people grind their teeth at least occasionally, and some do it regularly in their sleep. Also known as bruxism, teeth grinding can be harmless when it doesn’t happen very frequently, but if it does happen on a consistent basis, it can lead to toothache, teeth that are worn down, constant pain, fractures or even tooth loss. It can be caused by an abnormal bite or other problems with teeth, but there are ways to treat it effectively including reducing your intake of alcohol and foods that contain caffeine. If you experience teeth grinding while you sleep, your dentist can fit you with a mouth guard to protect your teeth overnight.