Bruxism Awareness Week 2013. What actually is Bruxism?


Two years ago, literally to the day, I discovered I had bruxism.

I had to admit to the dentist that I had no idea what she was talking about.

She explained that I grind my teeth to excess.  Something I share with up to 30% of the population.  Sadly I’m one of around 2% of the population who has to wear a mouthguard at night. (Cost a fortune but there is no such thing a cheap dental work).  In fact most of our teeth grinding take place during the night.

As well as destroying your teeth bruxism can also cause both headaches and earaches.  It is cause typically by stress and anxiety.  I was going through a very stressful time when i was diagnosed main with issues surrounding my son’s disability.

So when I discovered that there was a teeth grinding awareness  I though I should give it my support.  Please feel free to share the graphic we have produced to support the week.

For more information on Bruxism check out http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/teeth-grinding/Pages/Introduction.aspx

Bruxism is tooth grinding
Bruxism is tooth grinding

 


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