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”

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”

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”

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”

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)”

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””