[Stress-related] bruxism can spark a number of issues, including headaches, sensitivity, jaw problems, and can even cause serious tooth damage if left alone.
Los Angeles, California (PRWEB)
June 26, 2017
According to a June 13th article on Us, actress Demi Moore related to host Jimmy Fallon on a recent episode of The Tonight Show that stress, presumably by causing extreme bruxism (tooth grinding and clenching, usually while sleeping) literally knocked out her two front teeth. The star of such 1990s blockbusters as “Ghost” and “Indecent Proposal” noted that stress was a serious health issue and “one of the biggest killers in America.” Medical Center Dental Care, a dental clinic based in the Western San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles, says that bruxism and other tension-related dental issues are, indeed, extremely common. The clinic adds that the best and only solution is regular dental visits to ensure that relatively small problems are not allowed to continue untreated.
The clinic notes that, especially over time, bruxism can spark a number of issues, including headaches, sensitivity, jaw problems, and can even cause serious tooth damage if left alone. Medical Center Dental Care notes that, in most cases, regular dental visits – and some good dentist/patient communication – should be able to deal with bruxism and other issues before they go so far as to threaten the loss of even one tooth. The clinic adds that there are a number of approaches to bruxism, including night guards to protect teeth from long-term damage. It also notes that the most common cause of the problems is a combination of a genetic predisposition and stress, which nearly everyone experiences to one degree or another.