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Bruxism is characterized by unconscious teeth grinding, gnashing, and clenching. It is categorized into awakened bruxism (AB) and sleep bruxism (SB).
Bruxism often happens during the initial light sleep stages or sleep transition periods in the night. According to this study, around 5-8% of the population suffers from sleep bruxism.
In this blog, our experts at Julita S Patil DDS Inc. based in Concord, California, explain more about bruxism and how you can prevent it.
Many risk factors are identified to be linked with bruxism such as:
Severe bruxism is associated with:
The following tips can help you prevent bruxism:
Withdrawal from stimulants such as ecstasy and cocaine, smoking, and alcohol consumption.
Adopt healthy practices like listening to calm music, meditation, and exercise to reduce stress.
Say Goodbye to Coffee
Although mild, coffee is a stimulant. Therefore, it may worsen bruxism, especially if you drink it in the evening.
Sleep Is a Must
Get proper sleep every night and, if you have snoring issues, consult a physician to find a remedy for it.
Ask a loved one if they notice you are making any clicking or grinding sounds during sleep. If it happens, it's time to seek expert help.
Regular Dental Visits
Your dentist can help you identify bruxism by examining your oral cavity.
There are no specially designed anti-bruxism therapeutics. You need to make behavioral changes and treat any underlying conditions such as hyperacidity or sleep disorders.
However, if you are unable to change your habits, you might benefit from the Biofeedback headband. It is a piece of equipment designed to teach you optimal jaw movements to avoid clenching.
To learn more about bruxism and its impact on your oral health contact, contact Julita S Patil DDS Inc. by calling (925) 689-2585 or visiting the office at 2991 Treat Blvd Suite A, Concord, CA 94518.