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You may have had episodes of bruxism where you grind your teeth at night or during the day. It’s called a parafunctional activity because it occurs in most humans, but there are varying degrees to which this condition presents itself- some people only clench once their asleep while others can do so anytime they please!
Sleeping with bruxism is difficult for both sufferers and those who share a bed. The clench-and-grind that comes from it can cause damage to teeth, jaw joints as well as tendons in your neck or back if not stopped during sleep time due to how often they occur while sleeping - which has been found 80% more likely among people suffering from this condition than others without any sort of disorder like insomnia .
The front six upper and lower teeth of each arch often grind against each other, placing undue strain on the temporomandibular joint. Bruxism can cause earaches as well as stress disorders in addition to health issues such Alzheimer’s disease or alcohol abuse.
Dentists are often unable to diagnose bruxism because the condition is only one of several potential causes. Only a trained professional can tell if teeth are being worn down due primarily from overzealous brushing, acidic soft drinks or abrasive food items in addition too grinding ones' own molars against each other while asleep at night for hours on end every single day .
Bruxism is frequently misdiagnosed or not diagnosed at all, because it is only one of several potential causes of tooth wear. Only a trained professional can tell the difference between bruxing wear and wear caused by overly aggressive brushing, acidic soft drinks, and abrasive foods.
Reasons for the treatment of bruxism
Here are some of the main reasons why bruxism should be promptly treated:
Treatment options for bruxism
Bruxism is a health problem as common in children as it was once believed to be an exclusively adult issue. There's no single cure for bruxism, though many helpful devices and tools are available that can help treat this condition:
With treatment options including relaxation exercises, stress management education and biofeedback mechanisms there are many ways to manage bruxism. Once the condition has been controlled with these methods a variety of dental procedures such as crowns or gum grafts can restore your smile back into one that you're proud enough to show off!