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Jaw Clenching Habit and Associates

Submitted by on October 15, 2010 – 1:09 amOne Comment

Clenching the jaws is a habit. The person, in this habit, grits the teeth very tightly and roughly. This habit can lead to pain in jaws and many diverse problems of dental health. The causes of jaw clenching can be varied, like stress, changes in diet, medications and so much more to these. Most often jaw clenching occurs during night, while the person is deep asleep and unconscious to notice his own doings. But during day also, the habit is common to see.

This habit of jaw clenching is often referred to as bruxism or teeth grinding also. The doers are often unaware of their acts of clenching, since this happens involuntarily most of the times. But the effects of jaw clenching can be very dodgy. To address these kinds of jaw clenching and to prevent further associated disorders, there are ways like using a mouth guard. A mouth guard or a splint is a protective device that is used or worn by sports people and athletes to avoid injuries to their teeth while playing. These devices can be used by patients of the jaw clenching habit to wear at night. It needs to be fitted by a dentist, who must make sure that the device is tight, fit and comfortable enough for the person’s teeth.

Finding out the cause of a problem is like covering half way towards the solution. Exploring the reason of the jaw clenching habit and addressing it can also, indirectly, clear the issue. There are even other ways like physical therapies that can be useful in fixing the jaw clenching habit and associated issues. Jaw clenching can also occur as a food allergy reaction. Hence, one way of treating jaw clenching is to change the food practices, diet and cooking and eating patterns. Also, medications are sometimes the cause for the jaw clenching habit to persist. One must try finding out which of his medicines has such a side effect and immediately put a halt to its consumption. Also, he must visit his doctor to substitute the previous medicine with some new one, which brings no associated negative effects. Exercises also aid the relieving of jaw clenching, especially the ones those are set up for the muscles of the jaws, which endorse movement of the jaws.

Stress is one common factor of the common observance of habits of clenching the jaws. Hence, the suggested methods for treating jaw clenches include generic reduction in the stress taking attitude, as well as the exercises or yoga poses and breathing techniques or meditation steps that help calming the mind and, hence, trim down the stress. Neurological damages can also be a reason for jaw clenching habits. The brain cells that are responsible for the movements of jaws might be under some kind of distress. Getting this thing diagnosed and acting accordingly towards the treatment measures is a very important thing, since this kind of jaw clenching is a serious issue.

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