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Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)

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What is Teeth Grinding? Definition of (Bruxism)
What is Teeth Grinding? The Definition of Teethgrinding: Teeth Grinding (Bruxism) is unconsciously grinding and clenching of the teeth particularly during sleep.
Bruxism is the medical term for tooth-grinding. It comes from the Greek 'brugmos' which means gnashing of the teeth.

Alternative Names for Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)?
Other names or references to Teeth Grinding include:

  • Bruxism

Teeth Grinding Symptoms
What are the symptoms of Teeth Grinding? What are the effects? The symptoms Grinding include the following:

  • Grinding or clenching teeth during sleep
  • Tooth enamel worn down or chipped
  • Tooth Sensitivity
  • Pain in or clicking, locking of the jaw
  • Earache
  • Morning headache

Teeth Grinding Causes
What are the causes of Teeth Grinding? The causes of Teeth Grinding may include the following:

  • Irregular alignment of teeth
  • Stress
  • Anxiety

Teeth Grinding Treatment / Remedies / Medication / Cures
What is used as a treatment, remedy, cure or medication for Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)? The following info is not a substitute for a medical assessment or diagnostic procedure, but serves as a useful guide to help focus future discussions. The Teeth Grinding Treatment / Remedies / Medication may include the following:

  • Teethgrinding (Bruxism) can cause tempromandibular joint syndrome (TMJ) where the cartilage around the joints of the upper and lower jaws becomes irritated causing pain in the jaw and ears
  • Dentist may initiate a bruxism treatment program
  • Mouth guard - Adults and children who grind their teeth at night will benefit a nocturnal bite plate or bite splint made to prevent tooth damage

The sole purpose of the article on a sleep disorder such as Teeth Grinding is to act as a reference guide to provide useful information regarding sleeping problems. It is not intended to be used to diagnose or treat Teeth Grinding or as a substitute for obtaining professional medical advice. Please remember that if you are in any doubt about your health please consult your medical practitioner immediately.

Facts about Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)
Some interesting facts about tooth grinding - Bruxism are as follows:
  • Fact 1: Regular dental check ups are key to identifying the early stages of Bruxism
  • Fact 2: Jaw and teeth-clenching is one of the early symptoms which can lead to Bruxism
  • Fact 3: Bruxism is the medical term for tooth-grinding. It comes from the Greek 'brugmos' which means gnashing of the teeth
  • Fact 4: Sufferers are also known as bruxers
  • Fact 5: Nighttime or nocturnal bruxism is the third most common sleep disorder behind insomnia and snoring / sleep apnea

This information regarding sleep and sleeping disorders is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Dream disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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