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”

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”

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 ? How do mouthguards reduce the adverse effects of teethgrinding (bruxism) ? What changes occur after using them ? How orContinue reading “Mouth-guards : Do they reduce adverse effects of Bruxism?”

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)”

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) ?”