A new study published this week (January 2023) suggests that biofeedback may be an effective treatment option for individuals suffering from bruxism (teeth grinding) during the day. The study, which was a systematic review of existing research on the topic, found that biofeedback, specifically auditory and visual biofeedback, can reduce the level of masticatory muscleContinue reading “Review of the effectiveness of biofeedback for treating Bruxism”
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Jaw pain after oral sex
Oral sex is a pleasurable activity that is enjoyed by many couples. Unfortunately, it can cause jaw pain in some people. This article will explore the symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention of jaw pain after oral sex. Oral Sex and Jaw Pain: What You Need to Know Jaw pain after receiving oral sex is notContinue reading “Jaw pain after oral sex”
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”
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”
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)?”
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) ?”