Bruxism (Teeth Grinding): Symptoms and tests to diagnose bruxism.

Bruxism detection usually involves questionnaire, clinical and dental examination. However, certain times when bruxism occurs due to sleep disturbances or muscular disorders specialised tests like EEG, PSG or EMG might be needed for comprehensive treatment planning. Article Contents What are the Symptoms of Bruxism ? Why is a Questionnaire taken for Bruxism Detection ? WhatContinue reading “Bruxism (Teeth Grinding): Symptoms and tests to diagnose bruxism.”

Link between bruxism and Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)

Bruxism can be part of extrapyramidal symptoms which are known for paroxetine as well as for other SSRIs / SNRIs (i.e. citalopram, escitalopram, fluoxetine, sertraline, venlafaxine). Tere is increasingly good evidence of a link with selective 5-hydroxytryptamine reuptake inhibitor (selective serotonin reuptakeinhibitor [SSRI]) use,42 especially citalopram and sertraline, which may be dose linked, as wellContinue reading “Link between bruxism and Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)”

Can Bruxism (Teeth Grinding) cause headache ?

Are you experiencing headaches without any apparent reason? Then check whether you grind your teeth or not! Why? Headache and Bruxism have a scientifically proven relation with each other. In this article, we untangle this relationship for better understanding of bruxism. Article content’s What Are Headaches ? Types Of Headaches. How Do Tension Headaches OccurContinue reading “Can Bruxism (Teeth Grinding) cause headache ?”

The adverse effects of Bruxism (teeth grinding) ?

Bruxism (teeth grinding) is a multifactorial condition which may remain undiagnosed for a long time. During this period, we see the side effects of bruxism on our teeth, gums, muscles, and TMJ (temporomandibular joint). Later on, these side effects can lead to clinically evident signs like tooth wear or painful symptoms like sensitive teeth. Article’sContinue reading “The adverse effects of Bruxism (teeth grinding) ?”

NYT: “Night Guards are not the ideal solution for bruxism”

As written by The New York Times, about one year ago, under the title “Bruxism? The dentist’s chair isn’t the best place to address it”. The article had a clear opinion about night guards, they did not live While night guards may help to prevent some dental wear and tear, some studies suggest they can beContinue reading “NYT: “Night Guards are not the ideal solution for bruxism””