The computer controlled data acquisition system collects and graphically displays information such as magnitude, duration, frequency and patterns of bruxing
episodes while the patient sleeps.
People with neurological and neuromuscular disorders, such as cerebral palsy, mental retardation and closed head injuries are prone to salivary incontinence (drooling), and severe bruxing
(tooth grinding) habits that may result in excessive wear of teeth and injury to the temporomandibular joint (Richmond, Rugh, Dolfi, et al.
This renders the temporalis muscle incapable of contracting to its full potential, thus eliminating bruxing
and the resulting headache pain.
1) Once initiated, muscle fatigue and soreness occurring in the jaw joint are often aggravated by grinding, clenching and bruxing
In its Diagnostic Mode, GrindAlert records the number and duration of bruxing
events on an LCD display.
patterns in children compared to intercuspal clenching and chewing as assessed with dental models, electromyography, and incisor jaw tracing: preliminary study.