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.
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GERD often is accompanied by sleep bruxism in OSAS patients.
Sleep bruxism associated with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in children.
The etiology of sleep bruxism is still not the subject of consensus, the general indication being multi-factorial causes, associated with local, systemic, psychological, occupational and hereditary factors (6,11-16).
Relationship Between the Frequency of Sleep Bruxism and the Prevalence of Signs and Symptoms of TMD.
The nondifferentiation of sleep bruxism from awake bruxism is another limitation.
Sleep bruxism and temporo mandibular disorder: A Polysomnographic Pilot Study.
While the cause of sleep bruxism is unknown, people who have it are significantly more likely than others to lead a stressful life, have anxiety or depression, smoke, ingest caffeine, or drink alcohol heavily, the study shows.
Relationship of tooth grinding pattern during sleep bruxism and temporomandibular joint status.
Influence of psychosocial factors on the development of sleep bruxism among children.
Evaluation of Changes in Sleep Bruxism Patterns produced by two Types of Thermoformed Retainers
Sleep bruxism (SB) is defined as a parafunctional behaviour of the mandible, characterized by clenching and/or grinding of the teeth.