Grinding/Clenching

Diagnosing Bruxism

Bruxism is the clenching or grinding of the teeth, which often occurs while a person is sleeping. When you brux, the force on your teeth is many times greater than during normal chewing. These forces can cause flattened or worn-down teeth, teeth chipped at the gumline, fractured teeth, loose teeth, and damage to the jawbone or jaw joints.

 

Science in Dentistry: Bruxism

Today on Science in Dentistry, we’re going to explore the incredible power of our jaws, and the havoc it can wreak on our mouth.

Bad Breath, Bridges, Cavities, Cleanings, Crowns, Dentures, DIAGNOdent, Digital X-Ray, Dry Mouth, Extractions, Failing Fillings, Fillings, Fluoride, Gingivitis, Grinding/Clenching, Hygiene, Implants, Initial Visit, Invisalign, Partial Dentures, Periodontal Disease, Root Canals, Scaling, Sealants, Sensitivity, Soft Tissue Laser, Veneers, Whitening