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 […]
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 […]
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 fluoride […]
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 the […]
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 and […]
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 and […]
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 people […]
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’s […]