C'est quoi le bruxisme ?

What is bruxism?

Bruxism is a disorder that leads to grinding, clenching of the teeth, often unconsciously, during sleep. This involuntary nocturnal behavior can cause premature wear of the teeth, jaw pain, headaches, and even temporomandibular joint disorders. Although bruxism is common, many people do not know they suffer from it until they start experiencing these symptoms or their dentist notices unusual dental wear.

It is important to note that nocturnal bruxism is different from daytime teeth grinding, also known as awake bruxism, which occurs when people are awake. Both forms can coexist in the same person, but they are generally considered as separate entities requiring different management approaches.

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Nocturnal bruxism is particularly problematic because it can disrupt sleep and is often associated with other sleep disorders, including sleep apnea. This disruption can lead to excessive daytime fatigue, a decrease in quality of life, and, in the most severe cases, insomnia problems.

Although bruxism is common, many people don't know they have it until they start experiencing these symptoms.

Bruxism is multifactorial. Some risk factors include stress, anxiety, excessive consumption of alcohol or caffeine, smoking, and certain psychiatric and neurological conditions. Bruxism can also be a response to abnormal dental occlusion or a side effect of certain medications.

Given the complexity of this disorder, it is crucial to consult a dental health professional to establish an accurate diagnosis and a personalized treatment plan.

At Bruxless, we are committed to helping those suffering from bruxism regain good oral health and restorative sleep. If you think you might be suffering from bruxism, follow us on social media and sign up for our newsletter to stay informed about the latest advancements in understanding and treating this disorder.