Although many may be unaware they are committing the act while they sleep, people who grind their teeth could face a number of oral health problems.
Experts have advised the public to be aware of telltale signs of teeth grinding in a bid to monitor the effects it could have on dental condition.
For instance, Dental Health Magazine says chipped front teeth, sore gums and the appearance of flattened teeth are all found to be symptoms of the problem.
People who grind their teeth are often found to suffer from a sore jaw in the morning due to clenching during the night.
Teeth Grinding Cure recommends that those who grind their teeth should seek help from a dental professional.
The website suggests people wear a personalised mouth guard during the night in a bid to combat the problem and prevent future health problems.