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Sleep Bruxism

If you have a habit of grinding your teeth at night, and have symptoms of sensitive teeth, tooth or jaw pain, you may need to see a dentist.

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Almost 9% of adult grind their teeth at night regularly

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About 37% of people with bruxism have a family history of it

Sleep Bruxism

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Bruxism (teeth grinding) is an unconscious habit of clenching or grinding of the upper and lower teeth against each other. It can apply substantial pressure - up to 250 pounds of force, which will cause teeth damage in the long run.
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Tooth wear and pain in masticatory muscles are the common symptoms reported by people who grind their teeth during sleep.
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Bruxism in children is common, about 14-17% of children have it. Your child will have a higher risk of bruxism if there is a history of it in your family.
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Learn more about the solutions for sleep bruxism: Dental Guard.
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Download the infographic below to learn more about sleep bruxism. (English version is available)
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Learn more about the symptoms & treatment of bruxism

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The information above is for reference only, you should consult your doctor if you have any health concern.

 

References: [1] Khoury S, Carra MC, Huynh N, Montplaisir J, Lavigne GJ. Sleep Bruxism-Tooth Grinding Prevalence, Characteristics and Familial Aggregation: A Large Cross-Sectional Survey and Polysomnographic Validation. Sleep. 2016;39(11):2049-2056. Published 2016 Nov 1.