Bruxism

Teeth grinding - Bruxism

“The mechanical principles on which Osteopathy is based are as old as the universe” - Philosophy of Osteopathy Teeth grinding (Bruxism) is in an involuntary habit of clenching or grinding in a back-and-forth or sideways movement of the top and bottom teeth against each other. The biting force of an adult human can equal up to 200 pounds per square inch. Clench your teeth on a regular basis, and that prolonged pressure takes its toll not only on teeth and their supporting structures, muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints of the jaw, skull, neck and shoulders.

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