Quiz: Where’s My Bruxism Come From?

Have you been trying to figure out where your bruxism disorder comes from? Are you wondering if there’s one particular issue or event that has resulted in your grinding or your clenching? For some, the issue tends to result from a single oral health problem. For others, it’s a combination of issue. The good news is that regardless of the cause, we can examine your smile and treat the concern at hand. As for your questions, we can help address some of your curiosity with a quiz.

Quiz Questions: True or False?

  1. True or False: If you have bruxism disorder, it’s definitely the result of TMJ disorder to some extent. The two always occur together.
  2. True or False: If you are someone dealing with consistent stress but you have not found solid outlet through which to achieve relief and to lessen your anxiety, bruxism may occur as a result.
  3. True or False: If your teeth are not properly aligned, it is entirely possible and quite common for bruxism to occur as the result of your malocclusion.

Quiz Answers

  1. False. These two issues may or may not occur together. Bruxism disorder may cause or worsen TMJ disorder (or vice versa). Or, you may experience one without the other. For best success in regaining comfortable, optimal oral health, a visit is certainly required (as well as treatment).
  2. True. Absolutely. Unmanaged stress has the capacity to factor into many different types of functional disorders. As stress builds, muscle tension often builds, which may result in issues like TMJ disorder or bruxism.
  3. True. Misalignment often results in bruxism disorder. Why? You so frequently shift your teeth in an effort to make your smile functional and comfortable that you stop noticing the daily muscle movements, which become habit.