Bruxism is a condition that has spread among adults, youth and adolescents for reasons that have nothing to do with oral health manifesting itself through headaches upon awakening, damage to the jaw, ear pain, problems with alignment and poor dental status.
The causes of bruxism are many, but increased by the way in which people assimilate and externalize stress; i.e. the stress of job loss, family problems, works on pressure and current insecurity in the country.
If people experience discomfort while trying to close the mouth, headaches, teeth marks on tongue and damage to the inside of the cheeks, bad breath or worn enamel it is likely that this bruxism (even in cases more serious, some teeth, weakened, are loose and become detached).
There are two main types of bruxism: the central, usually daytime, which produces less tooth wear but greater muscle involvement, and the eccentric, which occurs during the night and in which the person pressed the teeth to the time that the moves, producing a large dental wear.
Bruxism reflects a state of significant anxiety. Besides splint therapy and laser therapy for pain relief, the patient must be aware that they must change their habits and lifestyle.