We called bruxism habit involuntary teeth grinding or tightening strongly being able to produce dental destruction, flattening the tips of the teeth and molars. It can occur at any age, but is most common in adults.
Bruxism causes dental hypersensitivity, and destroys dental material is the cause of many longitudinal fractures and gum retractions. They can also be related to overload the temporomandibular joint and earaches, neck and head. On the other hand, stress, anxiety and occlusal interferences are factors associated with bruxism.
Treatment of bruxism
Bruxism treatment aims to control symptoms and prevent damage.
Orthodontic treatment is one of the needs to raise to improve occlusal interferences.
The Invisalign system is one of the best options for using positioners plastic teeth are protected from direct contact and stumble, having a similar effect splint download (as there is a disconnection neuromuscular dental interference).
The bite splint is the right choice well done or not orthodontic.
In cases in which has been made orthodontic treatment the occlusal splint is used as superior retention because it keeps the teeth in the final position reached, and protect the teeth and the temporomandibular joint.
Massage, heat, ultrasound, physiotherapy exercises, treatment with muscle relaxants botulinum toxin or prescribed by the specialist in dentistry help us relax the muscles or discomfort ATM but not prevent bruxism.
Furthermore, it is important to change the lifestyle, make a soft diet, avoid certain foods such as lettuce, cereals, chewing gum, control anxiety and stress, and not opening the mouth.