Mouth-guards : Do they reduce adverse effects of Bruxism?

Mouthguards are the first line of treatment for tooth grinding or bruxism. Today, we’ll go over everything there is to know about them in order to answer your queries. Article’s content What are mouthguards ? Mouth-guards are known by names like occlusal splints or night guards. The name night guard is derived from its usageContinue reading “Mouth-guards : Do they reduce adverse effects of Bruxism?”

Smoking and Bruxism: A dreadful combination

Smoking is a well-known cause of disease and death. The bad consequences, however, multiply and become crippling when different conditions coexist. Smoking & Teethgrinding is one example of such a combination. Today, we’ll discuss how smoking affects your body and leads to bruxism, or teeth grinding, which can make it painful to smile and causeContinue reading “Smoking and Bruxism: A dreadful combination”

Facial changes caused by Bruxism (teeth grinding)

Our looks form a major part of our self confidence. Also, people form a primitive outlook about us based on our facial features and expression. In such a scenario, facial changes caused by bruxism (teeth grinding) can hamper our self confidence and distort our expressions. Today, we discuss about such changes in look caused byContinue reading “Facial changes caused by Bruxism (teeth grinding)”

Botox : A possible treatment option for Teeth-grinding?

Botox treatment is a buzz word within the beauty industry. However, it is increasingly being used as a medicinal therapy in cases of neuromuscular problems. With these advances, botox can now be used to treat bruxism (tooth grinding) and ease the pain associated with it. Today, we’ll lay out the facts about botox to helpContinue reading “Botox : A possible treatment option for Teeth-grinding?”

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) ? When food enters our stomach, digestive juice (gastric juice) is released. This juice is acidicContinue 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.”