Teeth grinding (bruxism) can be a serious problem. It may lead to damaged teeth, jaw disorders, headaches and other oral health concerns.
It is important to know the risk factors for bruxism and what can increase the likelihood of developing this oral condition.
Here are the five factors that can increase your risk of teeth grinding:
Stress, including anger and frustration, can trigger grinding of the teeth. This risk factor is a common contributor to bruxism.
Bruxism is common among children, but the condition normally goes away as they grow up.
People under age 40, particularly women between the ages of 27 and 40, are also susceptible.
- Type of Personality
An aggressive, competitive or hyperactive personality increases your probability of bruxism.
- Stimulating substances
Smoking, drinking alcoholic or caffeinated beverages or using illegal drugs are also risk factors for teeth grinding.
Smoking nearly doubles your vulnerability to teeth grinding.
- Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)
Many studies show that OSA is the highest risk factor for sleep bruxism. Sleep apnoea is a disorder where your breathing becomes shallow or is interrupted when you are asleep.
If you suffer from bruxism, consult us here at Prevent Dental Suite for a comprehensive solution for clenching and grinding.
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