• Review of the effectiveness of biofeedback for treating Bruxism

    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 muscle […]

  • Hypnotherapy as treatment for bruxism

    Bruxism is a common disorder that involves the grinding and clenching of the teeth, typically during sleep. It can cause a range of symptoms, including jaw pain, headache, and tooth damage. While there are several treatment options for bruxism, listed here, hypnotherapy is also a potential treatment option that can be considered, particularly in certain […]

  • The dental metaverse is the future

    The dental community has expressed a growing interest in the metaverse and its applications. How come? What is the Metaverse? The metaverse is a virtual environment that simulates the natural world via multisensory interactions with 3D objects. In other words, the metaverse ecosystem is a 3D world simulation or twin world. Think of the Metaverse […]

  • 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 chompers […]

  • 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 the […]

  • 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 factors […]

  • 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-third […]

  • 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 list […]

  • 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 well […]

  • 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 be […]