Is bruxism the same thing as teeth grinding?

Yes. Same thing. There is also clenching. Often people do both. Bruxism usually results in wearing down of the teeth. Clenching can cause cracking / splitting of the teeth.
What is Bruxism? Yes, these are words for the same issue of severely grinding ones teeth. After more than twenty years in practice, i find that most people clench their teeth and that very few actually grind (or brux) them.

Related Questions

How can one stop teeth grinding (bruxism)?

Several Approaches. Bruxism has contributing aspects. Some dentists view it as a spilling over of tension and anxiety into the jaw muscles. Progressive relaxation therapy, guided imagery, meditation & hypnosis work well in some patients. To protect the teeth & jaws from damage, an occlusal splint often helps & it is easier to replace the mouthguard then to restore worn teeth. Botox injections into jaw muscles help. Read more...
Not possible. Bruxism is strongly related to heredity and stress. Cannot do much to change either while sometimes is short term most who have bruxism do it all there lives. Answer is to always wear a nightguard. Custom nightguard from your dentist is mush more durable and comfortable than any over the counter. Read more...

What can I do about teeth grinding/ bruxism?

Bite plate. Have your dentist make you a custom bite plate to prevent the damage that it causes. Read more...
Splint. You can have a night mouth splint and this will help reduce the grinding and bruxism. See your dentist for a custom made splint. Read more...

Is bruxism (teeth grinding) related to any dessease and how can you solve it?

Bruxism. Clenching the teeth puts pressure on the muscles , tissues , and other structures around your jaw. The goals of treatment are to reduce pain , prevent permanent damage to the teeth , and reduce clenching. Custom made night guard by your dentist will ameliorate the condition. Read more...

Teeth grinding disorder - can you tell me what's the cure for bruxism?

Oral appliance. A device can be fabricated which deters you from grinding the teeth. Visit a dentist for an evaluation. Read more...
Cure for bruxism. Sleep Bruxism is classified as an oromotor movement disorder. Because the causes of SB are still unclear there is no cure for bruxism. The management of bruxism include: intraoral appliances, medications and behavioral interventions (e.g. hypnosis, biofeedback). Ask your dentist for more information. Read more...
Maintenance. The is no real cure for TMJ/TMD, more maintenance. The same may apply to grinding. Getting to the cause is difficult and challenging. but hopefully can be brought under control with a mouthpiece, physical therapy and exercises. Read more...

How long can teeth sensitivity due to grinding teeth (bruxism) last?

Differs. This really differs from person to person. The real issue comes down to resolving the bruxism, typically with an appliance and then treating the sensitivity. When it comes to the sensitivity, start with an otc product such as sensodyne. There are other things that can be done, but those are all things that require treatment in the dental office. Read more...
Forever? Bruise is a habit that possible may never be stopped. You can fabricate guards to protect the wearing away of tooth structure but can still cause trouble to the joint. There are some treatments that can break the habit through appliance therapy, relaxation, yoga etc. It all depends on the causative fracture which could be drug fixit to determine. It may not just be the appearance of the teeth. Read more...

What to do for bruxism (grinding teeth in sleep) if stress is work related?

Relaxation strategie. If you've realized stress is the cause, relaxation strategies can be helpful including massage, journaling or discussing with trusted friend or family. Read more...
Stress and bruxism. Stress is not the only cause of sleep bruxism. There are many more factors involved. With that said, there are many things you cn do to relieve stress; good diet, exercise, counseling, meditation/prayer, good sleep practices, and oothers. Read more...

Is biofeedback treatment good for bruxism/teeth grinding?

No. Biofeedback would be good to treat clenching during the day. Bruxism is a process where you clench and grind your teeth at night. Biofeedback would not help this unconscious process. Read more...
There are studies... As i was not sure, i googled this and found that there are several studies which have indicated some results with treatment of nocturnal bruxism... You may want to do some research. My solution would most likely be to get a pankey or dawson bite equilibration, trained dentist to create a therapeutic night guard. A dental examination by this type of dentist will give you a course of action. Read more...
Yes, electromyogram. Biofeedback is effective for bruxism. In addition to in-office training, there are simple, portable EMG units that can be used at night to interrupt the habit of clenching and grinding. Find a certified biofeedback professional at www.Bcia.Org or www.Aapb.Org. Read more...
Bruxism Treatment. While biofeedback has been shown to be effective for daytime jaw clenching habits, studies show that any effect while sleeping goes away once the biofeedback is discontinued. Also, when devices are used during sleep to stop sleep bruxism, they tend to interfere with sound sleep by causing what are known as arousals. Read more...
Not really. Grinding takes place at night and biofeedback may have some effect in relaxing you when you are falling asleep, but may not really be effective when you are asleep. I could be wrong, though, and I am open to any therapy that is non-invasive, conservative and hopefully works. Read more...

Should we see make a special visit to the dentist about our six year old's teeth grinding? Bruxism runs in our family, but I've also heard that if a child is this young, then teeth grinding might not be a huge concern..

You . You have read correctly that grinding in children is not something to be overly worried about. Appliances for bruxism are not usually made for children, so let's hope he slowly grows out of the habit. As an adult when his secondary teeth come in, if he is still grinding then a bruxism appliance would be in order. Hope this info helps. Read more...
Clarkston, No . Clarkston, no special visit to the dentist is needed for your six year old because of bruxism. This is a normal and common issue. It is almost always only with adult teeth do we have any concern with grinding and/or clenching. The simple fact that your child will not have to keep their baby teeth for the next 80 or so years is the difference. Hope this is helpful, michael i. Wollock, dmd, agd fellow dentistry at suburban square 610-649-0313 www.Dentistryatsuburbansquare.Com. Read more...
Don't worry. Kids grind teeth for 2 reasons. 1. Jaws grow indifferent places on different days, so kids grind to try to make teeth fit better, and 2. They back up the "computer" every night, processing all the wonderful things they learned during the day. Mention the grinding to your dentist at your child's next regular ck-up. Also @ age 7 1st orthodontic ck-up. Read more...
Another thought. All the previous answers about growth and development are absolutely correct. Bruxism is common. However if your child also snores a lot and seems tired during the day, or has problems concentrating, then this can be a sleep apnea problem and this needs to be evaluated. Tonsils are the most common cause. Read more...

Does a night guard actually stop teeth grinding? My dentist recommended a night guard for my bruxism, but it's so expensive! Will it stop me from grinding my teeth and clenching my jaw? If not, why should I get one? .

A . A bruxism appliance won't necessarily stop you from grinding. What it will do, however, is absorb the forces. In this way, your teeth are not traumatized. Excessive grinding can cause TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain, can cause your teeth to chip and wear away. And can cause bone loss around the affected teeth over time. I have also seen nerves inside the teeth become affected, sometimes resulting in the need for root canals. You did not mention why you were advised to fabricate the appliance, but considering all of the potential consequences to your teeth by not wearing one, it will most certainly be more cost effective in the long run to have the appliance made. Read more...
Sort of. The correct design can reduce the forces by 70%. An incorrect design will not change the forces but will protect the teeth. Other options include a muscle relaxant, botox, or cognitive behavior therapy. Read more...
No. It doesn't stop grinding, but the acrylic is less not as hard as your teeth, so if there is any damage going on it is going to help save your teeth. It may wear out the guard, but that is cheaper than a new set of teeth. Read more...
No. Does not stop you from grinding or clenching, but prevent you from teeth damaging with occur with clenching and grinding. Find a neuromuscular dentist to help you find your true physiologic jaw position base of relax muscles. Read more...
It is recommended. Night time clenching, may cause tooth wear, and even damage or break teeth. Currently, no therapy has been proven effective in treating sleep bruxism. See your dentist for night guard fabrication for teeth protection. Good luck. Read more...