Do You Have Bruxism?

August 31st, 2013 | Posted in Bruxism

Grinding teeth, or bruxism, is a parasomnia in which the subject grinds his or her teeth together throughout the night unintentionally. This can occur numerous times during a sleep session, and can cause sleep disruptions, as well as damage to the teeth. Bruxism most often occurs in the early stages of sleep, before deep sleep. Bruxism is a common sleep disorder, affecting 10% of people and as many as 15% of children. This is why proper information about it should be made available. Bruxism, when not treated, can lead to tooth decay of the enamel, and the loss of sharp biting surfaces.

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