Some people grind their teeth at night. This phenomenon, which doctors call bruxism, does not arise from parasites in the body, but from involuntary contractions and spasms of the jaw muscles. Bruxism is not dangerous to health, but without specialist correction it can have unpleasant consequences for the teeth. The chief doctor of the dental center Vladimir Shipkov told aif.ru portal in more detail about bruxism.
If a person suffers from bruxism, his tooth enamel is erased and the mucous membrane on the inside of the cheeks is damaged. Indirect signs of bruxism are jaw muscle fatigue, sleep disturbance, and pain in the ears.
Teeth grinding occurs due to dental factors, neurological or psychological. In children, bruxism can occur during teething.
Specialists correct bruxism with medication or physical therapy, a psychological method can be used. Do not put off your visit to the dentist either.
Earlier, the correspondent of "MIR 24" learned from the dentist how wisdom teeth affect the work of the jaw and whether it is worth removing them.