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Occlusion, Temporomandibular Disorder and Teeth Grinding

What is teeth grinding?

Some people produce an involuntary movement of clenching or teeth grinding, causing them to deteriorate or become more sensitive to cold foods, thus leading to bruxism. It is usually related to stress or anxiety and leads to headaches or muscle contractions. The main problem with bruxism is that it usually occurs at night, with sleep, making it more difficult to control it.

¿What is temporomandibular disorder?

The temporomandibular joint is the joint that is in front of the ear on each side of the head. It is the one that allows us to chew and talk. However, there are people who have a certain limitation when opening their mouths, feel pain, or make clicking sounds when opening or closing their mouth or clenching their teeth.

What is to have a bad bite?

It is an irregular contact between the teeth of the lower jaw with the upper jaw. Includes overbite, underbite, and crossbite.


There are numerous treatments to correct this problem depending on the severity.

Occlusal splints
Invisible clear aligners

Teeth grinding in children

No one is safe from suffering bruxism, not even the smallest of the house, thus giving rise to what is known as child bruxism. There are 2 different types of bruxism, centric bruxism and eccentric bruxism. Both can appear interchangeably in the morning or at night.

If your boy or girl suffers from any kind of these disorders, come to our clinic to see us.

During the day is more problably the action of clenching rather than grinding the teeth and during the night its usually both ways. It originates from physical and psychological causes. The Michigan discharge splint can relieve some of the symptoms.


When we talk about psychological issues we are referring to alterations or disorders that can lead to stress or an increase in emotional tension.  For example, hyperactivity or  nervous children. When night falls hyperactivity continues in the form of teeth grinding.

Physical factors include headache and pain in the ears. New teeth replacing baby teeth can give a completely new shape to the oral structure and an incorrect position of any dental piece can interfere with the functionality.

Another cause of childhood bruxism is associated with intestinal-type parasites.These types of problems make the child restless and continually tense so he or she grinds the teeth.




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