Not many people are familiar with the words bruxism or bruxing. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the English word bruxism comes from the Greek word brychein which means to gnash your teeth. Therefore, bruxism is the gnashing or chronic grinding of your teeth. How do you know if you are suffering from bruxism? Take our quiz below!

Yes or No?

Yes or No: Does someone in your family clench and grind their teeth? Yes or No: Do you clench your jaw when you are stressed, worried, anxious, angry, or in deep concentration? Yes or No: Have you noticed any of the following: tooth pain, sensitivity, jaw pain, or abnormal tooth wear? Yes or No: Does your sleep partner complain that you grind at night?

  • Answers:

  • Yes: Did you know that there is a 50 percent chance that you will form the habit of bruxing if a member of your family bruxes? Yes: Many people don’t know that they are clenching or grinding because they do it while concentrating, or worrying, or when they are angry or otherwise preoccupied. Yes: The following can all be symptoms of bruxing: • Abnormal tooth wear • Tooth pain and/or sensitivity • Jaw pain or discomfort • Ear pain • Ringing in your ears

  • Yes: If you are a nighttime bruxer, often your sleep partner will be the one who brings it to your attention.


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