What is Bruxism


Bruxism is also known as grinding and/or clenching of your teeth. It’s a very common condition that affects many children and adults in Singapore.

Signs & Symptoms


If you notice any of the following symptoms, you may be experiencing bruxism:

  • Rhythmic contractions of the jaw muscles
  • A grinding sound at night, which may disturb the sleep of someone who you share a room with
  • Jaw muscles that are tight or painful
  • Popping or clicking of the temporomandibular joint
  • Long-lasting pain in the face
  • Damaged teeth, broken dental fillings and injured gums
  • Headache
  • Swelling (occasionally) on the side of your lower jaw caused by clenching

  • Treatment


    The simplest solution is to use a professionally made night guard, which prevents the teeth from scraping against each other while you sleep. Your dentist may also have to restore damaged teeth with fillings or crowns to maintain the proper shape and size of the teeth.

    Biofeedback can be used for daytime grinders with the use of electronic instruments that measure muscle activity and these people are taught how to reduce muscle activity when the biting force becomes too extreme for them. In addition, hypnosis has been studied to help individuals who suffer from sleep bruxism.

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