Teeth Grinding

Although I do not imagine that a human tissue donor anticipated that their butt would be put to good use in a tooth-grinder's mouth, I am grateful for this second chance at gum health. My wife shares my gratitude.
For many years (centuries even), physicians and dentists alike have been perplexed as to the cause of this nocturnal behavior. However, we now understand that a significant cause of nocturnal bruxism is airway instability during sleep.
The man looks deep into my soul and says, "Grinding is usually a sign of stress or anxiety. Your teeth are much more damaged than they should be for someone your age. Do you want to talk about it?"
My gynecologist couldn't find my ovaries. I assured her they were there. She apparently didn't believe me, because she brought in her nurse for a second opinion.
If, like me, you're avoidance-prone where pain is concerned, here are five reasons not to ignore the problem any longer.