The dental metaverse is the future

The dental community has expressed a growing interest in the metaverse and its applications. How come? What is the Metaverse? The metaverse is a virtual environment that simulates the natural world via multisensory interactions with 3D objects. In other words, the metaverse ecosystem is a 3D world simulation or twin world. Think of the MetaverseContinue reading “The dental metaverse is the future”

New AirPod feature: detecting bruxism

On October 6th, Apple employees filed a patent application on the diagnosis and monitoring of bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching) using “earbud motion sensors”. This will be a new health tool with their AirPod Pros. What is bruxism? Bruxism is the habit of (un)consciously gritting or grinding the teeth especially in situations of stress orContinue reading “New AirPod feature: detecting bruxism”

Apple patents bruxism device

Patent 20220313153: Enclosed are embodiments for diagnosis and monitoring of bruxism using earbud motion sensors. In an embodiment, a method comprises: receiving, with at least one processor, a signal derived from a motion sensor in an earbud, wherein the signal is captured while the earbud is inserted in an ear of a user; segmenting, withContinue reading “Apple patents bruxism device”

Dr Oz on bruxism remedies

As Dr Oz explains in the video, he proposes the following solutions when suffering from teeth grinding: Use a mouth guard – Oz recommends trying out different night guards to find one that fits your teeth Proper bedtime hygiene – avoid technology, coffee (from 2 PM onwards!), alcohol, etc before going to bed Do relaxingContinue reading “Dr Oz on bruxism remedies”

Malocclusion does not impact bruxism

Malocclusion did not impact the presence of bruxism nor TMD complaints in adulthood, but awake and sleep bruxism were associated with TMD pain complaints. The significance of malocclusion should be reconsidered in contemporary dentistry and oral rehabilitation. References Role of occlusal factors on probable bruxism and orofacial pain: Data from the 1982 Pelotas birth cohortContinue reading “Malocclusion does not impact bruxism”

Overview article on bruxism

Since 2020, dentists and other oral health professionals around the world have seen a sharp increase in the number of patients seeking treatment for problems caused by bruxism, a fancy word for grinding and clenching your teeth with force. While bruxism is fairly common, with pre-pandemic data suggesting that 31% of adults were chronic chompersContinue reading “Overview article on bruxism”

Covid caused surge in bruxism cases

In mid June 2021, two scientists analysed whether the coronavirus pandemic had an impact on bruxism. Result The study showed that the relative search volume for bruxism, teeth grinding, and teeth clenching, as an indication of public interest and demand, increased both worldwide and in the United States during the May–October 2020 period compared toContinue reading “Covid caused surge in bruxism cases”

Tooth decay due to bruxism

One of the impacts of bruxism is tooth decay. When does tooth decay occur? In order for tooth decay to be developed in a tooth, that tooth must have acid producing bacteria around it, along with food for the bacteria to feed upon.  Teeth that are susceptible to decay will have little to no fluorideContinue reading “Tooth decay due to bruxism”

How bruxism leads to gum disease

Gum disease, also known as gingivitis, is a serious condition that will normally result in tooth loss.  With adults, gingivitis and periodontal disease are the most common forms of gum disease.  To prevent both types of gum disease, you should always brush your teeth and remove as much plaque as possible.  If you allow theContinue reading “How bruxism leads to gum disease”