Podcast: Bruxism in New Zealand

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 theContinue reading “Podcast: Bruxism in New Zealand”

Bruxism : caused by Stress, Anxiety and Depression ?

Are you under constant stress ? Or do you experience anxiety ? Or are you depressed ? Then you have higher chances of developing bruxism.  Psychological factors like stress, anxiety, depression and frustration have been known to cause bruxism. Today, we aim to explain the mechanism behind how such psychological factors cause teeth grinding andContinue reading “Bruxism : caused by Stress, Anxiety and Depression ?”

Bruxism and acid reflux (GERD): are they interlinked ?

The relationship between bruxism and acid reflux is ambiguous. However, it is proven that bruxism and acid reflux are complimentary in action. Today, in this blog we answer the following frequently asked questions : What is acid reflux (GERD) ? How can GERD cause bruxism ? How to distinguish teeth damage caused by GERD andContinue reading “Bruxism and acid reflux (GERD): are they interlinked ?”

What Causes Bruxism (Teeth Grinding)?

Bruxism is the medical term used to describe repetitive clenching of teeth, that starts to negatively impact our teeth, gums, oral-perioral muscles and Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ). It’s commonly known as Teeth Grinding. Article Contents What are the Types of Bruxism ? What are the Causes of Bruxism (teeth grinding) ? Why do only some peopleContinue reading “What Causes Bruxism (Teeth Grinding)?”

Covid proves link between Bruxism and Psychological Issues

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the routine way of life, and caused stress and uncertainty with many people. There is existing evidence that proves the link between bruxism and stress. A Serbian study evaluated the frequency of probable bruxism within a group of students in Serbia, and analysed the potential association between psychological factorsContinue reading “Covid proves link between Bruxism and Psychological Issues”

EEG : Diagnostic test to unravel the relation between Bruxism and Sleep.

Bruxism episodes are common during sleep. This episodes are associated with certain stages of sleep cycle. An EEG (electroencephalogram) study helps to identify whether your sleep bruxism is caused by sleep disorder or by other causes. Table of contents What is EEG ( electroencephalogram) ? What is the Relation between Bruxism and sleep ? HowContinue reading “EEG : Diagnostic test to unravel the relation between Bruxism and Sleep.”

Bruxism in children: how to help them stop grinding their teeth?

Although bruxism is well known in adults, the situation is quite different for children. We are often caught off guard when our little ones suffer from it. How to know if your child is bruxing? What are the solutions? Let’s take stock of this phenomenon so that we don’t have to worry about it! WhatContinue reading “Bruxism in children: how to help them stop grinding their teeth?”

Determine your Tooth-Wear Index

(introduction) Preparation First, the extent of incisal or occlusal wear for a single tooth was evaluated by the following four-point scale, the “tooth-wear index”: 0: no wear or negligible wear of enamel; 1: obvious wear of enamel or wear through the enamelto the dentine in single spots; 2: wear of the dentine up to one-thirdContinue reading “Determine your Tooth-Wear Index”

Recreational Drugs : How Ecstasy (MDMA) Causes Bruxism

Recreational drugs like ecstasy, also called MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine), have been identified as a possible cause for bruxism. The intensity of teeth grinding and number of episodes increase with increasing dosage of such drugs. But, how do drugs cause clenching ? let’s find out. Table of contents Which recreational drugs cause bruxism ? How does EcstasyContinue reading “Recreational Drugs : How Ecstasy (MDMA) Causes Bruxism”

Online project: bruxism remedies

Bruxism is a widespread problem. Causes can be very diverse, but often stress related. As a result, solutions are difficult to find. There is growing evidence teeth grinding can be solved through a multidisciplinary approach like the “5P method” (psychology, physical therapy, plates, pills, and education). But other solutions exist. The online bruxism remedy listContinue reading “Online project: bruxism remedies”