Bruxism - Grinding Teeth In The Night
Grinding Teeth: Bruxism (from the Greek brucho) is grinding of teeth. It is caused by the repetitive contraction of the large jaw muscles, which forces the teeth to rub violently together. Some people grind their teeth only at night; often when they're under stress, although some people grind their teeth during the day as well. Decreasing stress may reduce bruxism by identifying the source of your frustration and learning how to deal with it. See your dentist to determine whether or not there is a dental or anatomical cause for grinding your teeth, and correct it. The most common accepted treatment for bruxism, is a mouthpiece that fits the upper and lower teeth together. The mouthpiece protects them, prevents damage, and noise during sleep. The noise may disturb spouses or children. It has a far more distressing effect on the sleeper. If you have nightly grind problem, you may want to consult a specialist, before you do any serious damage to your teeth.
You may want to consult specialist if you have sever snoring that has just started recently and you haven't gained any weight.
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