Bruxism

Bite Imbalance: Cause, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Have you noticed that your teeth are misaligned? Maybe when you smile you have noticed that your teeth don’t fit together properly. While this may be an issue for you cosmetically, an unbalanced bite can cause a number of other issues. This misalignment can cause enamel wear, ringing in the ears, TMJ pain, and other …

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An Explanation of TMJ

TMJ is an acronym used to explain a generalized temporomandibular joint disorder. Essentially, this is a condition that causes problems within the hinge between the upper and lower jaw. Problems found within the jaw hinge itself, the attached muscular structure, connective tissue, and the surrounding bones are grouped together as symptoms of TMJ. When a …

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Plantation, Florida Dental Implant Specialist Dr. Mauricio Hervas

Sleep bruxism, alcohol, caffeine, tobacco and drug abuse: What is the correlation?

Bruxism is the involuntarily (or subconscious) action characterized by clenching or grinding your teeth, or by bracing or thrusting of the mandible. This activity could have 2 manifestations: It can either occur during sleep, or; During wakefulness (awake bruxism) Over time, sleep bruxism has decreased from an estimated prevalence of 14% in children to approximately 13% …

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