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Sleep Bruxism Cause and Effect

Sleep , a medical term for teeth grinding a parafunctional habit of the jaws, is common among adults who are stressed, have oral problems, or are suffering from OSA or obstructive sleep apnea. Although teeth grinding happens to many people, it’s a disorder that should be corrected as soon as possible, to avoid headaches, jaw disorders, oral health complications and damaged teeth.

Some people are not even aware that they grind their teeth at night, until their roommate complains of not getting enough sleep because of noise caused by it, or until their dentist discovers broken dental fillings and damaged teeth. Morning headaches and stressed jaw muscles are also symptoms of this disorder. As teeth grinding continues, the person will even find it hard to open his or her mouth wide when waking up after sleeping.

But, there’s no need to worry if you’re suffering from this condition because there are ways to avoid Bruxism at night. As much as possible, avoid excessive consumption of caffeine, including sodas. This may be hard for those who rely on their coffee for the buzz but it’s a necessary step that needs to be taken if you want to preserve your teeth. Alcohol should also be avoided as it triggers bruxism. 

 There are many ways to avoid Bruxism or teeth grinding. If you think you’re suffering from this condition, it would be wise to consult your dentist or doctor for the best ways to avoid it. One way to proceed if you suspect you have Sleep Bruxism is to complete a simple questionnaire like an Epworth sleepiness or Stop Bang to evaluate risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. A home sleep test may be indicated. If a home sleep test is ordered it can be very informative to collect cheek EMG data to better identify and diagnose jaw muscle para function.

 Dr. Keropian is the founder of the Center for Snoring and CPAP Intolerance: Dr. Keropian is the inventor and patent holder of the Full Breath Solution sleep appliance.  He has attained 5 FDA Certification and 5 Patents.  Presently he has two patents pending. He the CEO of Full Breath Corporation.  
 
He can be reached at 818-702-6002 or via email at  fullbreathsolution@hotmail.com  or tmjrelief@msn.com.  You can also check out his website: cpapalternative.com

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