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Symptoms of Bruxism

Teeth grinding or bruxism can cause many different symptoms. The most common symptoms are headaches, facial pain and abnormal wearing or damage of the teeth. The effects from grinding the teeth are permanent but others, particularly facial pain can cease once the grinding comes to a halt. Teeth grinding symptoms include headaches, sometimes severe depending on how intense the grinding is, facial muscle pain known as myalgia, particularly in the jaw and cheek areas, earache, tightness of the shoulder muscles and pain in the jaw known as […]

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How to Tell if You Have a Sleep Disorder

There are many people that have an undiagnosed sleep disorder. They may feel very sleepy during the day. They may have trouble falling to sleep or staying asleep. Friends or relatives may tell them they look very tired. They may experience mood changes, irritability or become overly emotional. Often they have difficulty paying attention, concentrating, or remembering things that are important. These are all symptoms of sleep deprivation, and possibly of a sleep disorder. A person that has an undiagnosed sleep disorder will usually answer the question, […]

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Coping With Sleep Bruxism

About eight to 10 percent of the adult population have a secret malady called sleep bruxism, a sleep disorder characterized by the grinding or clenching of teeth. Some people do it unconsciously even when they are awake. Stress usually has something to do with it, but the origins of the disorder are quite varied. The effects of bruxism are seldom anywhere near as bad as during sleep when the body’s protective mechanisms are turned off. Without proper treatment, the condition may cause serious damage to the teeth […]

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