Clenching and grinding the teeth can cause excessive stress on the teeth and muscles of the chewing system.
This is often experienced as a feeling of tension in the muscles. For some patients, clenching and grinding the teeth can cause tension in the shoulders and back of the neck, and trigger migraine.
Treatment can be to carry out a small correction by smoothing down contacts between teeth that are causing trouble.
Migraine patients can benefit from the use of night guards (Michigan splints; NTI guards)