Teeth grinding, also called as bruxism, is on the rise thanks to the global financial crisis, say dentists. Bruxism is related to anxiety disorder and many people are suffering from it as they worry about their financial future.
Sharif Khan, a cosmetic and implant dental specialist, told The Guardian that most people affected by bruxism take painkillers to deal with the issue. "People who are worst affected by grinding are Type A personalities: ambitious people and perfectionists, who usually work in business," he added.
Many dentists have also reported an increase in the requirement of bite guards, which cost £250-£300, to deal with the issue. The British Dental Health Foundation's helpline is suggesting that tackling the underlying issue through corrective exercises, relaxation therapy and counselling may help control the problem.