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What Causes Teeth Grinding In Children
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Pseudo-Sinusitis: also called fake" sinusitis caused by tooth grinding. The force caused by the jaw muscles when clenching at night can stimulate the ostium causing irritation of the membrane and triggering all the sinusitis symptoms. Currently, no therapy has been proven effective in treating sleep bruxism. Maybe night guard to protect your teeth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dds's only: what are the major reasons why adults tend to loose back teeth earlier in life than front teeth?
Access: People tend to keep their front teeth cleaner as it is easier for them to see them and have easier access for brushing and flossing. Conversely, the back teeth are harder to get to to clean. Further, the back teeth are larger and wider with more of an area to keep clean between them where more cavities tend to develop. Finally some people don't mind losing a back tooth, but missing a front tooth? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Signs of wear: Night grinding or bruxism can be seen in the wear patterns on the back teeth (molars). The dentist will observe flat areas on the teeth that normally are ridges. Patients usually report sore jaws or muscles in the morning and their partners note noisy grinding during sleep. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does clenching teeth cause deeper valleys and opposed to grinding teeth which causes flattening? Molars
The facts: Nothing that you do or don't do will cause deeper valleys in your teeth. Clenching will also not have effect on tooth anatomy. Tooth grinding will flatten teeth as the enamel is worn away. If you have any of these issues, discuss possible ways to limit the harmful effects of bruxism on your teeth, gums and jaw joints. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can loss of front and bottom teeth height contribute to tmj, tongue enlargement, and posterior crossbite from clenching. ?
Yes and ...: A relationship exists between how your teeth fit together, how your joints and muscles are able to function, how the head works with the neck and other actions such as swallowing and breathing. When a patient loses his/her teeth something has to give. This can be bite, tmj, sleep problems and a host of other aspects. Treatments need to restore all of these to be effective or pain will result. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
A few adults maybe have one missing natural tooth. Can bruxism, in the lack of periodontal disease, cause severe gum recession?
Primary or permanent: If the tooth in question is a primary (baby) tooth there are mainly three possibilities. Trauma, it is ready to fall out, or decay. If the tooth is a permanent tooth it could be trauma, decay, or the fact that permanent teeth are a little darker than the primary teeth. Best to let a dentist examine the child to be on the safe side. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Do most older adults have generalized gum recession regardless as to what the cause of the dental situation is?
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