We’ve all seen the evil villain in the cartoons that furiously grinds his teeth when he’s been foiled by the protagonist(s). It’s humorous and silly. However, in real life, teeth grinding is no laughing matter.
Many people habitually grind their teeth under stress, and it will inevitably yield some unfavorable consequences. Teeth grinding causes the protective layer of enamel to be worn down, which allows for bacteria to more easily penetrate the lower, more sensitive layers of your teeth. This leads to tooth decay and the weakened bone structure increases your chances of contracting gum diseases.