To successfully treat and prevent recurrence of bruxism we need to understand and — if possible — remove the underlying causes and risk factors. We need to ask: "What else is going on inside the body that might allow bruxism to develop?"
Accurate diagnosis of the factors behind bruxism consists of three steps:
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Do you suffer from clenching or grinding of teeth while you sleep (Bruxism)? If you sleep with a partner, it may be worth asking them.
Possible responses:→ No / don't know
→ Mildly - it was mentioned but I feel/see no signs
→ Moderately - I grind my teeth but no damage yet
→ Seriously - some damage to teeth
→ Severely - extensive damage to teeth
Allergy may play a role in bruxism. It is reported that bruxism is more frequent in those experiencing periods of allergic rhinitis or asthma.
Hidden food allergies may contribute to the chronic clenching of teeth.
According to Ploceniak, prolonged magnesium administration nearly always provides a cure for bruxism. This confirms an earlier report which claimed remarkable reductions and sometimes disappearance in the frequency and duration of grinding episodes in six patients who took assorted vitamins and minerals (which included 100mg of magnesium) for at least five weeks. When the supplement intake stopped, the symptoms returned. [Bruxism and Magnesium, My Clinical Experiences Since 1980, by C. Ploceniak (Translated from the French by James Michels)]
Teeth-grinding is often stress-related.
Allergy may play a role in bruxism. It is noticed that bruxism is more frequent in those experiencing periods of allergic rhinitis or asthma.