Navigation Links
Grinding Teeth at Night May Be a Sign of Daytime Stress
Date:3/5/2010

Those who do it appear to have difficulty coping in a positive way, researchers say

FRIDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- People who grind their teeth at night appear to be more likely to suffer from stress and also likely to use escapism to cope when things become difficult, new research out of Germany suggests.

Researchers led by Maria Giraki, of Heinrich-Heine-University in Dusseldorf, studied 48 people who were known to grind their teeth at night, a condition called "sleep bruxism," and reported their findings online March 5 in the journal Head & Face Medicine.

Teeth grinding "can lead to abrasive tooth wear, looseness and sensitivity of teeth, and growth and pain in the muscles responsible for chewing," Giraki said in a news release from the journal's publisher. "Its causes are still relatively unknown, but stress has been implicated. We aimed to investigate whether different stress-factors, and different coping strategies, were more or less associated with these bruxism symptoms."

The researchers measured the overnight grinding by placing thin plates in the mouths of the study participants. No particular age range, gender or education levels appeared to be at higher risk of teeth grinding, but those who did it reported more daily stress and stress at work.

"Our data support the assumption that people with the most problematic grinding do not seem to be able to deal with stress in an adequate way. They seem to prefer negative coping strategies like 'escape,'" Giraki said. "This, in general, increases the feeling of stress, instead of looking at the stressor in a positive way."

More information

The Nemours Foundation has more on bruxism.



-- Randy Dotinga



SOURCE: BioMed Central, news release, March 4, 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. GIVE IT A REST: Delta Dental of Illinois Encourages Routine Dental Exams to Help Detect Nighttime Teeth Grinding
2. Phoenix-Lazerus, Inc., Maker of Save-A-Tooth Says Lack of Preparation for Knocked out Teeth can Make Children Dentally Handicapped for Life
3. Celebrate National Childrens Dental Health Month by Taking Care of Tiny Teeth
4. Health Bites: 8 Things You Didnt Know About Your Teeth
5. "Save-A-Tooth" System Now Used to Transport Teeth Destined For Cryopreservation and Stem Cell Treatment of Disease
6. Mark5inc Teeth Whitening Resource Is Presented To Web
7. Amino Acid May Be Key to Strong Teeth
8. Dreaming of a Whiter Christmas and New Year for Your Teeth?
9. Minnesota Dentists Warn Halloween Shoppers: Sour Candies May Trick, Not Treat Teeth
10. Venus Smile Celebrates National Breast Cancer Awareness Month With Free Teeth Whitening
11. BASF Podcast: The Chemical Reporter - Why Does Fluoride Make Your Teeth Hard?
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/25/2017)... ... February 25, 2017 , ... FCPX users now have the ability ... Film Studios. With ProSharpen Color users have total control over sharpening amount, sharpening radius, ... range. With color spectrum tools users can visually see the color range effected with ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... February 24, 2017 , ... WHAT: , The New Jersey ... as well as advocacy for the state and region‘s technology businesses, hosted their ... The Council's Innovation Forecast event highlights innovation throughout the region from small to ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... February 24, 2017 , ... In the Health Care ... a top priority because it’s not if you will be attacked, but when.” However, ... it comes to digital health care. , Improvements in auditing and monitoring have taken ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... February 24, 2017 , ... With ProGlass ... Cut Pro X . Users have total control over position, rotation, distortion, edge softness, ... all within Final Cut Pro X. , With ProGlass Prism users are given the ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... February 24, 2017 , ... Indiana Fiber Network (IFN) President and ... this year. Dyer started as the Chairman of the Management Committee when IFN ... the corporation including the recruitment of investor/owners and development of the business plan. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/24/2017)... , Feb. 24, 2017 Zimmer Biomet Holdings, ... musculoskeletal healthcare, will present at the Cowen and Company ... Boston Marriott Copley Place on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 ... live webcast of the presentation can be accessed at ... replay following the conference via Zimmer Biomet,s Investor Relations ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... 24, 2017 Research and Markets has announced the ... 2016" report to their offering. ... The latest research Dry eye Drugs Price Analysis and Strategies ... eye market. The research answers the following questions: ... their clinical attributes? How are they positioned in the Global Dry eye ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... , Feb. 24, 2017 Medical information ... to increase their self-service capabilities to manage inquiries ... (HCPs). New research from consulting leader ... have developed self-service website portals where HCPs can ... just one of many findings to emerge from ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: