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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Dental clinics of North America|
|State||Published - Apr 1997|
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