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Bruxism

07/21/2008

Question:

When was bruxism known? I remember grinding my teeth as far back as the 70`s. I also remember being told by a dentist after a filling that it will feel high but not to worry I would naturally grind it back down to where it will be normally. Only thing was as time went on the grinding got worse. When I was in the navy I asked why I was grinding my teeth at night so bad it would wake my wife up at night. I would use up guards every other night? When I didn`t have a guard I found broken pieces of my tooth in the morning.

Answer:

I'm not sure when bruxism was first known.  You should not be going through guards every other night.  The material should be a hard acrylic that should last longer.

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Response by:

Michele P Carr, RDH,  MA Michele P Carr, RDH, MA
Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene
Associate Professor of HS Nursing Quality & Research
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University