Bruxism, more commonly known as grinding, is not unusual. A lot of people grind or clench their teeth at night, and are not even aware they are doing it. However, it is clear to a dentist that the damage is being done and there is a way it can be reduced.
A small device can be made to fit your mouth, which when worn at night makes it impossible for you to touch your back teeth together. This prevents the chance of grinding or clenching your teeth, therefore reducing the damage caused to your teeth. We have had to make a lot of these appliances during and after the Covid-19 crisis!
We tend to find that women bruxists complain of headaches in the temples, especially in the morning, whereas men tend to just break corners off their back teeth and wear their front teeth down until they become 'landscape' instead of portrait in appearance!