Perhaps only some of you have heard about Bruxism as it is not so widely spread in literature. A habit, grinding teeth together, is called Bruxism. In general you shouldn’t worry about it as it is not serious, but can be annoying for members of your family. Bruxism is considered to be transmitted genetically and happens only in nearly 20 percent of people. There are certain facts proving that following physical or emotional stress you can have night teeth grinding. It could be a specific way to relieve stress. Bruxism is accompanied by heavy perspiration, toss, turning right and left all time during sleep. You can also exhibit many other stress symptoms that are not typical to bruxism.
If you do not prevent this habit you can have muscle pain, often headaches and teeth damage. Many experts recommend one good way to detect Bruxism. You can perform a simple 60-second screening examination during which you will be asked the following questions: Did anybody tell you that you clench or grind your teeth? Do you feel pain in shoulders, neck or a headache sometimes? Do you feel that your teeth or jaws are tired when you wake up in the morning? Are your teeth sensitive when you eat during the day? Do you have pain in the area of ears during a daytime? On which side of your mouth do you usually chew?
Now it is high time to know about the treatment of Bruxism. Only symptoms of this habit can be treated, but not the condition itself. Treatment is usually provided jointly by your physician and a dentist. There are a lot of causes of Bruxism. Therefore a doctor can propose a variety of treatments for you. Also think about your life and how much stress you have. As this can be the first factor for the beginning of Bruxism.