What is Bruxism?

September 6, 2017
September 6, 2017 Cesar Sosa

What is Bruxism?

Today we will talk about bruxism, a problem which is estimated at about 35 million affected people including children want to know more continue reading this interesting topic.

But what is bruxism?

Bruxism is a disorder that affects the teeth and jaw. This persistent mandibular parafunction usually does not know that it suffers until it is reached with a dentist, either for several reasons mouth pain, jaw or that there is slight wear on the teeth. Another way a patient hears it is because he sleeps with someone and this person tells him to make a sound with his teeth


There are many causes for this disorder that is usually linked to stress and anxiety but there are others:

  • Type of feed
  • Sleep habits
  • Stance or inability to relax
  • Alignment of teeth

For each patient is different why it arises but as stated above most cases are related to the levels of stress or anxiety of each person, remember if you really want to know why you have or someone wants to know how ideal is to go with a dental specialist


As it is a disorder that exerts a constant pressure on the jaw, the main problem that can be generated is in the joints, in the head since it adds the stress and the pain that generates, the neck or the shoulder sounds strange but in In some cases the pain is also concentrated on those sides, down there is a list of symptoms that someone may come up with:

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Earache
  • Headache
  • Muscle sensitivity
  • Sensitivity to hot, cold, and sweet things
  • Eating disorders
  • Pain or inflammation of jaws
  • Insomnia

It should be emphasized that they are not the same for each patient and may not necessarily suffer all.


For people who are prone to this disorder they are advised to lower anxiety levels, stress and sometimes coffee or tobacco if you consume it. For a person who already has the problem the ideal is to go with a dentist to see how advanced is the trantorno if equal is an option to follow a process as in the previous steps or a placement of a dental protector. In some cases to have advanced bruxism will require dental crowns, clear as long as the patient wants and will be only for aesthetics.

In Ocean Dental Cancun we have dental specialists do not hesitate to contact them remember we are to help you, if you want to know more or see more blogs see our page do not forget to comment or share so that more people know about this silent disease


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