Bruxism is also known as grinding and/or clenching of your teeth. It’s a very common  condition that affects approximately 30 million to 40 million children and adults. If you  frequently wake up with a sore jaw, a dull headache or tooth pain, you may want to ask  us if you are suffering from a condition called bruxism. Bruxism, or teeth grinding,  affects about 10 to 15 percent of adults. There are several ways to alleviate the effects  of bruxism. The recommended treatment is to wear a night guard. This is an appliance  typically worn while sleeping through the night and can be custom­made at Sanctuary  Lakes Family Dental.