How to Avoid Bruxism or Teeth Clenching

Posted on : 06-01-2013 | By : Haddon Suttner | In : Dentist and Dentistry, Oral Health, Preventive Dentistry

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Bruxism is the term use to teeth grinding. This activity usually occurs during sleep at night or even in a day nap. It is a grinding of the teeth accompanied with jaw clenching that occurs to children and adult particularly at sleep. This oral activity has many causes.bruxism, does not usually cause harm, but when teeth grinding occurs on a regular basis the teeth can be damaged and other oral health complications can arise.

Bruxism can be caused by stress, suppressed anger and frustration, aggressive personality, abnormal alignment of teeth, growth development of teeth and jaws or even it might be a complication of some disease or medications.Bruxism not only causes jaw pain, headaches, jagged sleep, and neck and shoulder tension it can also cause broken teeth, facial misalignment and other temporomandibular damage there is no definite cure in teeth grinding but teeth grinding at night can be prevented.Here are some tips on how to prevent teeth grinding.

Your medications can be one of the contributing factors, check your medications if it can cause teeth grinding, tell your doctor to change them into other medications that will not trigger teeth grinding.

Do something to control your stress level. Get a proper solution to your problem and avoid over worked. Deep breathing exercises, meditation and yoga are some of the effective ways in controlling stress. You may seek advice from a psychologist for some proper medication. Getting rid of stress will eventually stop teeth grinding.Use teeth grinding guard. Preferably, seek the help of your dentist in building a mouth guard. Although it cost more but it‘s properly fit and comfortable to your mouth.

For further details take guidelines from your dentist. You may call Dr. Haddon Suttner for any type of dental problems on 02 9365 6197. For details about the services visit Dentist Bondi.

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