Monday, September 19, 2011

Bruxism (Grinding of Teeth)

Grinding of teeth is a topic of concern to parents. This commonly occurs in children or because of any drug which increases serotinin in brain. Increased serotinin leads to anxiety.

Grinding of teeth occurs during stage 2 of non rapid eye movement NREM sleep.

Treatment consists of reducing the anxiety and giving preventing oral appliance in consultation with dentist to prevent damage to teeth.

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