Dr. Christopher Brendemuhl is a general dentist and Vice-Chair, Department of Dentistry at Valleywise Health. He received his Doctor of Dental Medicine from the Goldman School of Dental Medicine at Boston University.
Teeth grinding affects up to a third of adults during the day and one in ten adults at night. Bruxism (the medical term for teeth grinding) happens when people grind their teeth or clench their jaw unconsciously. Most people who grind their teeth or clench their jaw—during the day or at night—are unaware they are doing it, until they visit their dentist.