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BRUXISM

By Iván Nava 

Ways not to grind your teeth. but they press their upper teeth into the lower ones, carving and grinding, over and over again. They do not do it for pleasure, those who carve and grind

Teeth usually do this because they suffer from tension. There are those who say that tightening

the jaw as a reaction to tension or anger in a primitive instinct. Although bruxism can be the result of stress, it can, in turn, translate into a series of of discomfort. For example, if left untreated, it may cause a series of dental discomfort, headaches, and neck and back pain. In certain cases, grinding your teeth at night can even ruin a marriage.


During the day, keep your mouth in a healthy resting position. Your teeth should only touch when you are chewing food. Chew an apple. If you creak your teeth at night, get your jaw working by chewing a raw apple, cauliflower, or carrot before bed, which is particularly helpful for children, who tend to clench their jaws at night.

Apply heat to the jaws. Fold a face cloth, soak it in hot water, squeeze it and apply it on both sides of your face, this will relax the tense muscles that are often related to headaches.


For nighttime crackling, try a mouthguard. There are mouthguards that you soak in hot water and then put in your mouth and bite down for a better fit. They can be purchased at some sporting goods stores.

Above all, stay calm. To do this you must:
1. Reduce caffeine and refined carbohydrates such as sweets, pasta and pastries,

which will help improve your general nutrition.
2. Take hot baths.
3. Take things slow.
4. Learn some relaxation techniques, such as progressive regulation and meditation.

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