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ˈbrʌk sɪz əmbrux·ism

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bruxismnoun

    involuntarily or unconsciously clenching or grinding the teeth, typically during sleep

Wiktionary

  1. bruxismnoun

    The habit or practice of grinding of the teeth, as while sleeping, or due to stress or certain drugs.

  2. Etymology: Derived from.

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  1. Bruxism

    Bruxism refers to excessive grinding of the teeth and/or excessive clenching of the jaw. Bruxism is an oral parafunctional activity; i.e., not an activity related to normal function such as eating or talking. Bruxism is a common problem: reports of prevalence range from 8–31% in the general population. Even elevated levels of bruxism may cause minimal symptoms, and therefore a bruxer may not be aware of the condition. Several symptoms are commonly associated with bruxism, including hypersensitive teeth, aching jaw muscles, and headaches. Bruxism may cause tooth wear, and may even cause teeth to break and dental restorations to be repeatedly lost or damaged. There are two main types of bruxism: that which occurs during sleep and that which occurs during wakefulness. Damage to the teeth may be similar in both types, but the symptoms of sleep bruxism are usually worst upon waking and improve during the course of the day, and the symptoms of awake bruxism may not be present at all upon waking, and then worsen over the day. The causes of bruxism are not completely understood, but probably involve multiple factors. Awake bruxism is thought to have different causes to sleep bruxism, and is more common in females whereas males and females are affected in equal proportions by sleep bruxism. Several treatments are in use, although there is little evidence of robust efficacy for any particular treatment.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Bruxism

    A disorder characterized by grinding and clenching of the teeth.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bruxism in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bruxism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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