Bruxism (teeth grinding)

Bruxism is the term used for grinding teeth. Many people do not even know they have this tic, before going to dentists. Bruxism is caused by stress and anxiety.
Causes – Bruxism has several causes. Stress is one of the most important factors. But may be a response of body when teeth are not aligned and positioned correctly (occlusion disorder). Bruxism may be one of the symptoms of certain rare neuromuscular disease that affects the face. In rare cases, bruxism may be a reaction to medication for treating depression (Prozac, Zoloft or Paxil).
People with bruxism may damage their teeth. Teeth grinding can lead to bluntness teeth enamel, thus become sensitive teeth. Bruxism is associated with severe jaw problems, facial pain and headaches in the morning.
Signs and symptoms – You may suffer from bruxism if you experience:
* Rhythmic contraction of the jaw muscles;
* Gnashing at night;
* Morning headaches;
* Jaw muscles are tense or painful, especially in the morning;
* Long term facial pain;
* Pain in the jaw.
How is it diagnosed? If you have these symptoms, go to the dentist. He can tell if you suffer of bruxism and can recommend a treatment.
Your dentist may ask questions about dental problems that you experienced, sources of stress in your life and the medicines you take. If you share a bedroom with someone, he will want to learn more about your sleep and unusual sounds during sleep. During the examination, the dentist will check teeth and jaw (teeth, teeth decay, missing teeth, tenderness, jaw muscles and joints).
Many children between the ages of 3 and 10 years are accustomed to unhealthy habits for their teeth, but it disappears by the age of 13 years. In adolescents and adults, duration depends on the cause. For example, when bruxism is caused by stress, can last for years. If it is caused by dental problems will disappear when the teeth is repaired.
If prevention is caused by stress, a psychologist can help. You can try different strategies to relax and just give up some vices like coffee or tobacco.
Bruxism treatment are treated according to the causes:
* If caused by stress, your dentist may recommend that you go to a psychologist or try different methods of relaxation. Can prescribe for muscle relaxation a durg to reduce jaw spasms;
ï If dental problems are the cause of the disease, your dentist will fix and straight teeth;

Bruxism is the term used for grinding teeth. Many people do not even know they have this tic, before going to dentists. Bruxism is caused by stress and anxiety.
Causes – Bruxism has several causes. Stress is one of the most important factors. But may be a response of body when teeth are not aligned and positioned correctly (occlusion disorder). Bruxism may be one of the symptoms of certain rare neuromuscular disease that affects the face. In rare cases, bruxism may be a reaction to medication for treating depression (Prozac, Zoloft or Paxil).
People with bruxism may damage their teeth. Teeth grinding can lead to bluntness teeth enamel, thus become sensitive teeth. Bruxism is associated with severe jaw problems, facial pain and headaches in the morning.
Signs and symptoms – You may suffer from bruxism if you experience:    * Rhythmic contraction of the jaw muscles;    * Gnashing at night;    * Morning headaches;    * Jaw muscles are tense or painful, especially in the morning;    * Long term facial pain;    * Pain in the jaw.
How is it diagnosed? If you have these symptoms, go to the dentist. He can tell if you suffer of bruxism and can recommend a treatment.
Your dentist may ask questions about dental problems that you experienced, sources of stress in your life and the medicines you take. If you share a bedroom with someone, he will want to learn more about your sleep and unusual sounds during sleep. During the examination, the dentist will check teeth and jaw (teeth, teeth decay, missing teeth, tenderness, jaw muscles and joints).
Many children between the ages of 3 and 10 years are accustomed to unhealthy habits for their teeth, but it disappears by the age of 13 years. In adolescents and adults, duration depends on the cause. For example, when bruxism is caused by stress, can last for years. If it is caused by dental problems will disappear when the teeth is repaired.
If prevention is caused by stress, a psychologist can help. You can try different strategies to relax and just give up some vices like coffee or tobacco.
Bruxism treatment are treated according to the causes:    * If caused by stress, your dentist may recommend that you go to a psychologist or try different methods of relaxation. Can prescribe for muscle relaxation a durg to reduce jaw spasms;    ï If dental problems are the cause of the disease, your dentist will fix and straight teeth;

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