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Tooth clenching and grinding. Is this you ?

Tooth clenching and grinding are two separate habits, although many associate both with stress. The clenching is a daytime habit and generally is conscious. That means patients finding themselves clenching, can stop (unclench). This is usually the result of someone feeling angry, impatient or frustrated. The grinding (known as bruxism or bruxing) is a night […] Read more ›

Dental specialties: when can you expect to be referred to a specialist?

Dentistry, like medicine, has dental specialties across various fields.  All of these specialists would have undertaken formal postgraduate courses to qualify them and enable them to be registered as such. The GDC (General Dental Council) maintains a register of accredited dental specialists in the UK. Those with foreign training are evaluated and may also be […] Read more ›

Tooth grinding (bruxism): are you self-destructing?

Some people are habitually prone to tooth grinding, often during sleep. Both children and adults do this, almost always at night. Typically tooth grinding is associated with stress and/or anxiety. Dentists call teeth grinding and clenching bruxing. Bruxing can deform the natural shape of teeth, but there are several things that can be done to […] Read more ›

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