Hi fellas,how was your weekend? I was busy as usual and i hope you had a nice one.
Today we will talk about bruxism. Do you know someone with bruxism or do you have it on your own?
Bruxism is a condition in which you grind, gnash or clench your teeth, typically during sleep.
Bruxism is considered to have multifactorial etiology. It has been assosiated with peripheral factors such as:
1. Tooth interference in dental occlusion.
2. Psychosocial influences such as stress or anxiety
3. Pathophysiological causes involving brain neurotransmitters or basal ganglia.
Some people actually clench their teeth and never feel symptoms.
Signs and symptoms of bruxism may include:
1. Teeth grinding or clenching, which may be loud enough like snorring.
2. Teeth are flattened, fractured, chipped or loose.
3. Hypersensitivity of the tooth because the enamel worn out.
4. Jaw or facial pain or soreness.
5. Pain that feels like an earache, but your ear don’t have any problem.
6. Damage from chewing on the inside of your cheek.
7. Tension-type headache.
If you experience any of these signs and symptoms, see your dentist. He or she can determine if you are a bruxer and how best to treat it.
Recommended treatments for bruxism (teeth grinding) include behavioural therapies and using mouth guards or mouth splints.
Other treatments, such as muscle relaxation exercises and sleep hygiene measures, may also help you manage your symptoms.
Even without special treatment, more than half of young children with bruxism stop grinding their teeth by age 13.
Many kids outgrow bruxism without treatment, and many adults don’t grind or clench their teeth badly enough to require theraphy.
It is better to have a regular check up with your dentist. So that if you have any problems on your mouth, he or she can acknowledge it early and treat it the best way.
Always care for your teeth health and hygiene. It is better to treat early than to regret later.