lunes, 11 de mayo de 2020

Can children suffer from bruxism?


Bruxism is an involuntary and parafunctional activity, it is characterized by the grinding and clenching of teeth, and it is usually at bedtime. It occurs with some frequency in children up to about 5 years old.

Bruxism in children is also associated with mouth breathing, enlarged tonsils, nutritional deficiencies, intestinal parasites and psychological factors.

The consequences of bruxism in children are crown fractures, dental mobility, tooth loss, headaches and the temporomandibular joint. It is important to carry out a treatment in time so we avoid the consequences at the dental and joint level.


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Source: Youtube/ The University of Vermont Medical Center

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