In this podcast of Radio New Zealand, dentist Dr Mo Amso talks about bruxism.
Some key take aways:
- New Zealand dentists see a increase in bruxism cases in their practices
- Affects females more than males and predominantly 35-to-50-year-olds and professionals. Often these people have high stress, because of their personality or their work
- Stress is the predominant factor
- Two types of bruxism: awake bruxism (attributed to stress, anxiety) and sleep bruxism (complexer and multifactorial, including stress)
- The best approach in the opinion of Dr Mo Amso is a multidisciplinary approach alongside other health professionals and allied health professionals to wrap around a patient and make sure their condition does get the treatment required