An overview of bruxism and its management.

R. Attanasio

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Bruxism is a mandibular parafunction and it can be regarded as a forcible clenching or grinding of the dentition or a combination of both. Because bruxist behavior can be exhibited during both waking and sleeping hours, neither aspect should be ignored by the practitioner as a potential contributing factor of disturbances of the masticatory system. This article provides a general overview of bruxism relative to epidemiology, etiology, characteristics, diagnosis, and management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)229-241
Number of pages13
JournalDental clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)


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