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What is bruxism?

Bruxism is the medical term that refers to grinding or clenchingthe teeth. Most people don't even realize they have bruxism becauseit occurs while they sleep.

What is nocturnal bruxism?

Nocturnal bruxism is the non-functional clenching, grinding or gnashing of the teeth during sleep, a disorder which significantly effects between 5% and 20% of the general pop (MORE)
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How does one diagnose bruxism?

Medical and dental histories and examinations are necessary to differentiate bruxism from other conditions that may cause similar pain
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What are the causes of bruxism?

While bruxism is typically associated with stress, it may also be triggered by abnormal occlusion (the way the upper and lower teeth fit together), or crooked or missing teeth (MORE)

What are the symptoms of bruxism?

During a dental examination, a dentist may recognize damage resulting from bruxism, including: enamel loss from the chewing surfaces of teeth; flattened tooth surfaces; loosen (MORE)
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What is the prognosis for bruxism?

Bruxism may cause permanent damage to teeth and chronic jaw pain unless properly diagnosed and promptly treated. The behavior may be eliminated if its underlying causes are fo (MORE)