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

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

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| By Loran Simon

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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Somnowell Inventor - Visiting Professor Simon Ash FDS MSc MOrth BDS

Prof. Ash is the inventor of the highly successful SOMNOWELL Chrome device for snoring and sleep apnoea.

The Somnowell Chrome is made to exacting standards in the Somnowell laboratory under the supervision of Visiting Professor Simon Ash. Prof. Ash and his master technicians create each Somnowell Chrome device using their wealth of experience and expertise.

Prof. Ash works at the forefront of his profession. He is a Consultant and Specialist Orthodontist with over 30 years clinical experience, with a special interest in sleep related breathing disorders, TMJD, and bruxism. He currently works in Harley Street London and two private hospitals in London as part of a multi-disciplinary team managing snoring and sleep apnoea, and is Visiting Professor of Orthodontics at the BPP University.

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