Tuesday, March 22, 2011

3 Common Causes of Teeth Grinding



When someone is suffering from teeth grinding they clench their teeth unconsciously, especially while sleeping. This disease or habit is both noticeable in children as well as in adults. The latter group is given more attention than the former because it is believed that children have milk (i.e temporary) teeth. It is adults that are usually the group that is the major concern of the dentists and other professionals that have to do with this type of teeth issues because their teeth are permanent. If care is not taken a sufferer can grind away the outer covering of the teeth almost completely. This result, I want to believe you will agree with me, is not good in health and socially for the affected person.


1. Stress
Stress is a cause of 'Bruxism' (teeth grinding) that is regarded as one of the most common causes. Most doctors are of the belief that stress is a primary cause of this teeth problem especially during sleep. Stress is most likely to disrupt a persons sleep cycle. When this disruption of ones sleeping cycle occur the affected person might end up clenching their teeth unconsciously and intermittently while sleeping. Because this explanation is the most common research is being carried out extensively on this area to find out more facts

2. Aggressive Personality
This cause is related to frustration and suppressed anger which represents another cause of this disease or habit. This has a cause that involves enormous emotions in the form of expressed anger. The person concerned here lets out his frustration and anger towards their intended subject. This person might unconsciously expressing teeth clenching in the process

3. Abnormal Teeth Alignment
When the lower and upper teeth are not properly in alignment with we have a situation called Malocclusion. This is a physical cause of teeth grinding.

The abnormal alignment of the teeth in this situation usually results in involuntary grinding of the teeth when they make contact. Though this is a realistic cause of this dental problem, or habit, clinical studies is yet to confirm it

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