Day and night, it doesn’t matter. I clench my jaw and grind my teeth. I wake up feeling slightly sick. I have a perpetual headache.
I picked up the habit a few months back when, in the midst of all the dealing-with-Mom’s-situation stress, I had a tooth crowned. The dentist left it a little high and I unconsciously ground my teeth together trying to even out the tooth. The dentist made good, filing down the new crown so that my teeth fit together correctly, but the grinding habit stayed with me.
This sad little blog is turning into a complaint of my aches and pains. Have I mentioned the nerve problem in my left arm?