Oral appliances reduce masticatory muscle activity-sleep bruxism metrics independently of changes in heart rate variability
ConclusionsThe usage of OAs for SB participants reduced RMMA, but most likely independently of changes in HRV linked to the mechanism associated with SB genesis.Clinical relevanceWearing OA seems to reduce grinding noise and protect from dental injuries but does not seem to influence SB genesis. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 20, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Prevalence of Bruxism and Associated Occupational Stress in Saudi Arabian Fighter Pilots
Conclusions: The pilots demonstrated significantly higher occupational stress and bruxism than the non-pilots. The pilots were 3.9 times more likely to have a combination of stress and bruxism than non-pilots. Further investigations are necessary to determine whether any causal relationship exists between occupational stress and bruxism.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 15, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Implant survival rate and marginal bone loss with the all-on-4 immediate-loading strategy: A clinical retrospective study with 1 to 4 years of follow-up
ConclusionsThe high implant and prosthesis survival rates and low MBL confirmed the predictability of the all-on-4 (5 or 6) concept. Smoking, mandible implant site, systemic disease, bruxism, female sex, immediate implant, tilted implant, and CL were identified as potential risk factors for MBL. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 18, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

SprintRay Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for NightGuard Flex
510(k) clearance expands patient access to 3D printed occlusal guards as demand increases during pandemicNightGuard Flex is a dental 3D printing resin clinically formulated for comfort, durability and speed of patient deliveryKey milestone in SprintRay ' s Protect A Smile campaign to combat rising global bruxism ratesLOS ANGELES, Nov. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- SprintRay Inc., an industry leader in digital dentistry and 3D printing solutions, today announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the Company clearance to market its NightGuard Flex 3D printing resin as a Class II ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 8, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

December 2021
Do You Need Dietary Supplements? : Vitamins, Minerals, and More Taking Dietary Supplements Safely Taking on Teeth Grinding and Clenching : Halt Dental Damage and Jaw Pain A Better Test for Kidney Disease Do Detox Diets and Cleanses Work? Vaccines.gov (Source: NIH News in Health)
Source: NIH News in Health - November 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Causes Facial Pain?
Discussion Dental caries are one of the most common infections. It is usually caused by Streptococcus viridans. Dental caries are also quite preventable with brushing the teeth at least twice a day with a fluoridated dentifrice, use of dental floss, and preventative dental appointments with application of fluoride varnish and sealants as appropriate. Fluoridated water supplies also help. A review can be found here. Facial pain is often acute, self-limited and etiologies that may be obvious such as trauma or infection. Facial pain can also overlap with cranial pain (mainly headache), neck pain (often lymphadenopathy or musc...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 4, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Association between possible awake bruxism and bullying among 8- to 11-year children/adolescents - Alonso LS, Serra-Negra JM, Abreu LG, Martins IM, Tourino LFPG, Vale MP.
BACKGROUND: Bruxism is characterized by tooth grinding and/or clenching. AIM: To evaluate the association between possible awake bruxism (PAB) and bullying among individuals aged 8 to 11 years of age. DESIGN: A representative cross-sectiona... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Pandemic Stress Has More Americans Grinding Their Teeth
Last Updated: March 08, 2021.MONDAY, March 8, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Lockdowns have you stressed? The American Dental Association (ADA) reports that more people are grinding their teeth as they try to cope with the pressures of the pandemic.An ADA Health Policy Institute survey of dentists found that 70% of respondents said they ' ve seen an increase in the number of patients with teeth grinding and clenching, which are often linked to stress. That ' s up from the fall, when 60% of dentists reported an increase in teeth grinding and clenching among patients." Our polling has served as a barometer for pandemic stress affe...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 17, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

New survey finds stress-related dental conditions continue to increase
(American Dental Association) More than 70 percent of dentists surveyed by the American Dental Association (ADA) Health Policy Institute are seeing an increase of patients experiencing teeth grinding and clenching, conditions often associated with stress. This is an increase from ADA data released in the fall that showed just under 60 percent of dentists had seen an increase among their patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Grind Your Teeth? Your Night Guard May Not Be the Right Fix
Some experts say tooth-grinding is a behavior rather than a disorder, and the dentist ’s chair isn’t the best place to address it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kate Murphy Tags: Content Type: Service Bruxism Teeth and Dentistry Sleep Head (Body Part) Neck Jaw (Body Part) Anxiety and Stress Apnea (Sleep Disorder) Source Type: news

How pandemic stress is showing up in the oral health of Nova Scotians
Dental professionals in Nova Scotia are seeing signs of pandemic stress in mouths, such as teeth grinding and jaw clenching. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

How to sleep: Signs of bruxism and what you can do about it
HOW TO sleep: Do you find yourself waking up with a painful jaw and perhaps a headache? If so, these could be warning signs of teeth grinding . How can you stop this involuntary motion during the night? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep apnoea: The sleep disorder is linked to bruxism - what is that?
SLEEP apnoea interferes with your breathing when you're tucked up in bed, fast asleep. Throughout the night you may wake up, gasping for air, before falling back into a slumber. Come daytime, you may not remember a thing. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teeth grinding and facial pain increase due to coronavirus stress and anxiety
(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) The stress and anxiety experienced by the general population during Israel's first lockdown brought about a significant rise in orofacial and jaw pain, as well as jaw-clenching in the daytime and teeth-grinding at night, according to a new study from Tel Aviv University (TAU). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA Issues Recommendations for Certain High-Risk Groups Regarding Mercury-Containing Dental Amalgam
 For Immediate Release:September 24, 2020Statement From:Director - CDRH Offices: Office of the Center DirectorDr. Jeffrey E. Shuren MD, JDPart of our role in protecting patients is to regularly evaluate, monitor and update scientific evidence on the risks from medical devices —including issues related to the materials used in devices, such as metals. In the case of implanted and inserted medical devices, where materials may be in contact with the body for extended periods of time, we evaluate safety issues involved with, among other things, the body’s long-term expos ure to certain materials, taking into account t...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 11, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news