Kenneth L Andow, DDS PC | Bruxism & Biteguards in Centennial

Kenneth L. Andow, D.D.S., P.C.

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Bruxism & Biteguards

 

What is Bruxism?

 

Bruxism is an oral parafunctional activity which is characterized by moderate to severe wear of the teeth. The grinding and clenching of the teeth are the two main characteristics of this condition, which can occur either during the day or at night.

Bruxism is one of the most common known sleep disorders and causes most of its damage during sleeping hours. The clenching and grinding which accompanies bruxism is symptomatic of a malfunctioning chewing reflex.

Earache, depression, headaches, eating disorders and anxiety are amongst the most common symptoms of bruxism. It is often caused by chronic stress, Alzheimer’s disease and/or alcohol abuse.

The photo below and to the left shows some early to moderate wear of the front teeth due to bruxism. The photo below and to the right is an example of a severe bruxism habit.

 

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