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brux·ism (br k s z m). n. The habitual, involuntary grinding or clenching of the teeth, usually during sleep, as from anger, tension, fear, or frustration.

Bruxism is described in multiple online sources, as addition to our editors' articles, see section below for printable documents, Bruxism books and related discussion.

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Natural Help for Bruxism
JADA, Vol. 130, October 1999 1467.
Nocturnal Bruxism as a Protective Mechanism Against Obstructive
Bruxism in Children: Effect on Sleep Architecture and Daytime
Academy of Sleep Medicine, the diagnosis of sleep bruxism is based on the Sleep bruxism is reported in up to 20% of children younger than.
Bruxism: Theory and Practice
Bruxism: Theory and Practice. Editor: Daniel A. Paesani.

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Decoding children's teeth grinding
Children's teeth-grinding or clenching during sleep is called sleep bruxism in medical terms. In fact, sleep bruxism is found in both children and adults; with a higher rate in children (14-38%) than in adults (8%).
Can Your Migraine Headaches Be Caused by Teeth Grinding?
But there are many people who have these headaches because of a simple condition called teeth grinding or bruxism.
UK dental student wins through to world final
A diagnosis of tooth surface loss caused primarily by erosion and secondarily by attrition was made and attributed to bruxism, lack of posterior support and frequent consumption of acidic food stuffs.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Mouth Care
ADHD on its own also can cause bruxism (a nonfunctional grinding or clenching of teeth). Also, there is the ever present risk of an individual with ADHD falling victim to some form of mouth trauma.

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Bruxism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bruxism is characterized by the grinding of the teeth and typically includes the clenching of the jaw.
Bruxism/Teeth grinding -
Bruxism/teeth grinding — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, treatment of this potentially damaging condition.
Teeth Grinding (Bruxism): Causes and Treatments
Do you or a loved one grind teeth at night? Find out what can be done for teeth grinding (bruxism), as well as causes and consequences.
Teeth Grinding - How To Stop Teeth Grinding In Sleep (Teeth
Teeth grinding is clinically referred to as bruxism.
Bruxism: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia
Definition, causes, incidence, risk factors, symptoms and treatment.

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