You ¿grind your teeth?

Written by: Dr.Prof. Juan Carlos Rivero Lesmes
Published: | Updated: 17/11/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

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 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.


bruxism exercises

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.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr.Prof. Juan Carlos Rivero Lesmes

Dr. Prof. Rivero is a stomatologist specialized in orthodontics. Full Professor and Director of the Master's of Orthodontics of IUM and of San Pablo CEU, of the Transparent Orthodontics. Invisalign System and the Master Baja Friction. TIP EDGE. Pioneer in Spain of the Invisalign system is the first university professor to teach the technique. Invisalign Key Opinion Leader and Member Expert Consultant European Advisoty Board Invisalign. He has been invited by the R & D Staff of Align Technology (Invisalign) to present his Biomedical approach to Orthodontics. Diploma Member of the Spanish Society of Orthodontics. Lecturer at national and international level, he has published numerous orthodontic articles.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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