Health Desk--- 16 July, 2017: A new research suggests that teeth-grinding in teenagers could be a sign they are being bullied at school.
Parents and schools should be aware of the problem, which can also affect adults who are stressed and anxious, an oral health charity said.
Teeth-grinding can lead to headaches, worn-down teeth and disrupted sleep - and it appears to be on the rise, experts said.
The sound of grinding has been compared to the noise from a circular saw.
A study published in the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation found that 13 to 15-year-olds who experienced verbal bullying at school were nearly four times as likely to suffer from teeth-grinding at night, or sleep bruxism, than other teenagers.
But the good news is that there are potential treatments in this regard.