Social Anxiety Increases the Risk of Bruxism, Tooth Erosion, and Jaw Pain

May 18th, 2015 | Posted in Bruxism

anxietyThe National Institute of Mental Health has reported that one in every six Americans suffers from an anxiety disorder. Some of the most common anxiety disorders are social anxiety disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, panic disorders, and obsessive compulsive disorder.

A study published in the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation and undertaken at the Tel Aviv University has revealed that anxiety can increase the risk of teeth grinding that leads to tooth wear, fractures and jaw pain. The interactions with people may lead to bruxism among the people who are socially anxious. The treatment of social anxiety will also lead to the treating of bruxism.

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