Did You Know?

Bruxism occurs in approximately 5% to 31% of adults.
It is a subconscious behavior and many people do it (around you) and don’t realize.

Definition of Bruxism
One of the main problems related to bruxism outlined above is Tempromandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ) in which the cartilage around the joints of the upper and lower jaws becomes irritated. This creates discomfort. Hence, the grinding.

Bruxism is the medical term for teeth grinding or clenching. Identifying the origin and attaining the right treatment is the essence for the rejection of undue injury in your teeth formation. Many grinders are inexperienced with the terminology and take no treatment  until they arrive to a critical phase of the illness. I should remind you, people around you are grinders or Bruxers as they are called, and they don’t even know it!

What causes Bruxism?

Stress causes the jaw to tense up which can lead to teeth grinding.Smoking, alcohol and drugs may have a stimulating effect on the illness. After all, they stimulate your body while we are trying to keep our jaw calm. We should hit the coffee pan less and eat more vegetables to nurture our body.

Bruxism can have a variety of psychological and physical affects. If you are working in an office, you are probably a bruxer without knowing it. Teeth grinding while reading emails and stress of your co-workers can influence. A more calming environment is important in all cases of Bruxism.