Archive

Dentist

Partnering with dentists can help in diagnosis, management of bruxism

Maggie, a 5-year-old nonverbal female with cerebral palsy, presents with her mother. The mom believes her daughter has oral pain but cannot look in her mouth. The mother’s chief complaint is “I’m at the end of my rope! My daughter grinds her teeth all night long.” Bruxism usually presents as clenching or grinding of teeth. […]

  • comments | 0
Dentist

The phenotype, psychotype and genotype of bruxism

Authors: Norma Cruz‑Fierro Margarita Martínez‑Fierro Ricardo M. Cerda‑Flores Mayra A. Gómez‑Govea Iván Delgado‑Enciso Laura E. Martínez‑De‑Villarreal Mónica T. González‑Ramírez Irám Pablo Rodríguez‑Sánchez View Affiliations Published online on: January 15, 2018 https://doi.org/10.3892/br.2018.1041 Pages:264-268 Abstract Bruxism is a jaw muscle activity that involves physio-pathological, psycho‑social, hereditary and genetic factors. The purpose of this study was to determine […]

  • comments | 0
Dentist

From whiter teeth to a better night’s sleep: The case of orthodontics, occlusion, and overall health

By Angela Gribble Hedlund, DMD, MAGD This is the case of an airline pilot and former USAF fighter pilot who walked into a dental office with the goal of having “longer and whiter” teeth. From sleep apnea studies and orthodontics to restorative treatment and opening vertical dimension of occlusion, his goal was met—but even better, his overall health […]

  • comments | 0