Through recent years, headlines like this one seem to have become routine: But while stress is indeed the leading cause of bruxing – habitual clenching and grinding, often during sleep – it’s far from the only factor involved, as a new paper in the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation reminds. Reviewing the biomedical literature, the team […]
Teeth Grinding Linked to Sleep Apnea (Reuters) There is a high prevalence of nocturnal teeth grinding, or bruxism, in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), particularly in Caucasians. New research presented at CHEST 2009, the 75th annual international scientific assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), found that nearly 1 in 4 patients […]
The new issue of our quarterly newsletter Biosis is available online now. Check it out now to learn more about: Why you might clench and grind your teeth – and what to do about it Finding stability in unstable times through tradition and gratitude Women’s health and informed consent Read Biosis 27 now.
In the upcoming issue of our quarterly newsletter Biosis, Dr. Verigin writes of the problems with ongoing teeth clenching, grinding and bruxing and nine steps you can take to help kick the habit and save your teeth…not to mention alleviate the jaw, face, head and neck pain that accompanies grinding. He notes that anywhere from […]
The temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, is the “hinge” that allows your mouth to open and close, and you have one on each side of your head. Here’s what a healthy, functioning TMJ looks like: If these joints get damaged or misaligned due to trauma or habits of clenching, grinding and bruxing, the result […]
billhd/Flickr Speaking of stats, the latest Wealthy Dentist poll shows that 53% of dentists shun mercury amalgam fillings, while 47% still place them. This isn’t really news, though, as the numbers have changed little since the site’s last survey. It’s the dentist explanations for their decisions that we’d like to draw your attention to. […]
A new year, a new pet peeve. It began with a question posted at Yahoo Answers: Can you ever stop tmj? We certainly hope not! To say you want to “stop TMJ” is like saying you want to stop your elbow or knee or any other joint. For that’s what TMJ is – and all […]