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Bruxism Part II: Proper Screening Can Save Lives

Dec 02, 2013 No Comments by

DENTISTS CAN PLAY A CRITICAL ROLE IN SLEEP APNEA DIAGNOSES. In the previous issue of Aesthetic Dentistry (Summer 2013, Volume 12, Issue 1), I discussed the theory that in some cases, people are clenching and/or grinding their teeth (or just contracting their muscles) while they sleep in order to help maintain a patent oropharyngeal airway (what I refer to […]

Case Analysis, Winter 2013 Read more

Think you know everything about Bruxism? Think Again!

Sep 18, 2013 No Comments by

For years we have searched for answers regarding why some of our patients clench and/or grind their teeth. We have blamed this so called “parafunctional activity” on everything from premature occlusal contacts, dysfunctional mandibular position (too far forward, too far backward, too much vertical, too little vertical, in “CR,” not in “CR,”) and of course, […]

Case Analysis, Summer 2013 Read more