All about BRUXISM - Symptoms, consequences and how to stop GRINDING TEETH | Dentalk! ©

Bruxism is another of the most frequent oral problems. In this video we talk about the causes, treatment and consequences of involuntary teeth grinding.

0) Introduction: 00:00
In this Dentalk from Clínica Médico Dental Pardiñas (http://j.mp/cPardinas) we talk about bruxism, a disorder that affects between 10 and 20% of the world's population, without notable differences in gender issues.

1) What is bruxism? 00:38
Bruxism is the involuntary action of grinding or clenching the teeth without functional purposes. This disorder can occur during the day, although it usually occurs at night.

2) Types of bruxism: 00:58
Depending on the form in which bruxism is presented, they can be differentiated between clenching and grinding teeth, or awake and sleep bruxism.

3) Why do we clench our teeth? 02:01
Bruxism is usually caused by psychological factors, but it can also have a genetic origin, be caused by other oral problems or diseases or be related to the consumption of certain types of medication, tobacco or narcotic substances.

4) How to know if I have bruxism: 03:31
One of the problems with bruxism, especially nocturnal bruxism, is the difficulty in detecting it. Bruxists are not aware of their situation until someone does not tell them or the consequences begin to be noticeable. One of the most common ways to diagnose and control it is by visiting the dentist frequently.

5) Symptoms of bruxism: 03:57
Bruxism can be mild, sporadic and have no consequences, but in the most serious cases it can lead to quite a few problems such as wear, cracks and fractures, tooth sensitivity, muscle, jaw, ear pain and / or headache or sleep disorders..

6) How to stop grinding teeth: 05:26
On some occasions, bruxism may disappear on its own, so no additional element is necessary. But, in cases of chronic bruxism, we must try to recover a correct occlusion. Possible solutions include orthodontic treatment, the use of mouth guards, TMJ physical therapy, repair tooth wear, the use of tranquilizing medication, relaxation, and some home remedies.

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