Bruxism

Biofeedback and Stress Management: Solutions for Daytime Bruxism in High-Stress Environments

As someone who has navigated the challenges of bruxism and the associated head, neck, and facial pain with patients and clinicians, I understand the daily struggles faced by individuals dealing with this condition. Daytime bruxism, or awake bruxism, involves the grinding, clenching, or gnashing of teeth during waking hours. Unlike sleep bruxism, which occurs during […]

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Stress, Sleep, and Your Jaw: Connecting the Dots Between Bruxism and Morning Headaches

Understanding Bruxism: The Basics What is Bruxism? Bruxism is often described simply as teeth grinding, but there’s much more to it. According to an international consensus, bruxism can occur both during sleep and while awake. During sleep, it may appear as rhythmic or non-rhythmic clenching of the jaw muscles. In contrast, awake bruxism is characterized

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How to Manage Bruxism with Diet and Exercise

Have you considered how your diet and exercise routine could be contributing to your teeth-grinding problem? Many people are unaware of the connection between their lifestyle choices and bruxism. Exploring the intersection of diet and exercise in managing bruxism unveils a fascinating avenue for individuals seeking proactive approaches to this common dental condition.   Bruxism

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Holistic and Alternative Therapies for TMJ Disorders

Dealing with the pain and discomfort of TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder can be a frustrating experience. Traditional treatments may not always provide long-term relief, leading many sufferers to seek out alternative and more holistic treatments for TMJ. But what are some of these alternative or holistic treatments, and how effective are they in managing TMJ

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Reasons Your Mouthguard is Not Stopping your Teeth Grinding

What does it mean that you are having more trouble biting with your mouth or night guard or that your jaw is still hurting every morning from clenching? Aren’t these dental appliances supposed to make your bruxism better?  So why isn’t your mouthguard not helping with teeth grinding?   It’s a common issue among individuals who

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