bruxism

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bruxism

[′brək‚siz·əm]
(medicine)
A clenching and grinding of the teeth that occurs unconsciously while the individual is awake or sleeping.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Other irritating problems are grinding teeth, snoring, talking nd fidgeting,
A According to a December study by Liverpool's John Moore's University, side effects can include palpitations, sweating, insomnia, loss of short-term memory, vertigo, grinding teeth and dizziness.
RECESSION is taking its toll on our gnashers, according to dentists, who have reported more patients showing symptoms of bruxism - or grinding teeth.
Research carried out by the University of Liverpool's Centre for Public Health produced a long list of side-effects, including: suicidal thoughts, nosebleeds, heart palpitations, vasoconstriction (which is when your extremities turn blue), turning hot and cold, increased blood pressure, poor short-term memory, insomnia, tightened jaw muscles, grinding teeth and light-headedness.
Large cutting teeth in the front bite through stems and leaves, while grinding teeth in the back mash them up.
Perhaps this is just the remedy to cure Mr Nevison from his grinding teeth malaise.
The jaw contains canines and ripping teeth as well as grinding teeth, but like a hear, the raccoon has broad, low-crowned molars shaped for crushing rather than cutting.
Forgive me for forcing it out through grinding teeth. But personally, as a phobia it beats spiders, flying, open spaces, confined spaces, beards and clowns every time.