sleep bruxism


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sleep bruxism

a stereotyped movement disorder characterized by grinding or clenching of the teeth during sleep. This condition, considered a parasomnia, is associated with sleep-related breathing disorders.
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Sleep bruxism, awake bruxism and sleep quality among Brazilian dental students: a cross-sectional study.
In particular, we recorded the dental enamel wear defects caused by attrition because they may be the consequence of parafunctional activity like sleep bruxism. Enamel hypoplasia was defined by a reduced deposition of the enamel matrix by the ameloblasts.
As a result, it was not surprising that the final regression model included sleep bruxism and the adverse oral habit "biting on lips and/or cheeks."
Differential Diagnosis: Attrition (Figures 6 and 7) and abfraction (Figure 5) related to presence of OSAS and associated sleep bruxism. Acid erosion due to acid exposure linked to GERD/acid reflux, a symptom of OSAS.
Assessment of the quality of life of individuals related to oral health has been studied (17-21), but there is little in the literature about the association between quality of life and sleep bruxism in schoolchildren aged 11-14.
The nondifferentiation of sleep bruxism from awake bruxism is another limitation.
Relationship Between the Frequency of Sleep Bruxism and the Prevalence of Signs and Symptoms of TMD.
Likewise, this study found that the frequency of signs and symptoms of TMD and the presence of sleep bruxism were not different between the control and CMT2 groups.
The disorder has been identified as daytime or/and sleep bruxism and once the disorder is known, often can be modified.
Boffins writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Head and Face Medicine studied the causes of 'sleep bruxism', gnashing teeth during the night, finding that it was especially common in those who try to cope with stress by escaping from difficult situations.