Do You Have Bruxism?

Normal chewing applies forces of around 25 to 50 pounds on the back molar teeth. clenching and grinding have been shown to create forces as high as 250 pounds during sleep. During normal chewing the upper and lower teeth may come into contact only for 25-30 minutes in a 12 hour day. During sleep bruxism…

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The Link Between TMJ Disorder and Nighttime Clenching

Stacy’s Note: This is a guest post written by Lee Weinstein, inventor of the SleepGuard biofeedback headband. Lee has designed hospital medical equipment for Hewlett Packard, and has taught electrical engineering at MIT. For many people,  TMJ symptoms stem from habitual teeth clenching during sleep. You may have heard of the term “sleep bruxism”, which…

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