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Journal of Odontology

Journal of Odontology
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Bruxism is excessive teeth grinding or jaw clenching. It is an oral parafunctional activity i.e., it is unrelated to normal function such as eating or talking. Bruxism is a common behavior.Several symptoms are commonly associated with bruxism, including hypersensitive teeth, aching jaw muscles, headaches, tooth wear, and damage to dental restorations (e.g. crowns and fillings) to teeth. But symptoms may be minimal, without patient awareness of the condition. There are two main types of bruxism: one occurs during sleep (sleep bruxism) and one during wakefulness (awake bruxism). Dental damage may be similar in both types, but the symptoms of sleep bruxism tend to be worse on waking and improve during the course of the day, and the symptoms of awake bruxism may not be present at all on waking, and then worsen over the day. The causes of bruxism are not completely understood, but probably involve multiple factors.

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Journal of Sleep Disorders & Therapy, Journal of Nanomedicine & Biotherapeutic Discovery, JBR Journal of Interdisciplinary Medicine and Dental Science, Dentistry, Oral Health and Dental Management, European Journal of Orthodontics, The Journal of Indian Prosthodontic Society, Journal of Research in Personality, Journal of Pharmacy And Bioallied Sciences, International Journal of Oral Science


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