What causes bruxism?

The cause of bruxism has not been accurately established. However, the following factors have been associated with bruxism:

  • Disturbed sleep patterns and other sleep disorders
  • Consumption of caffeinated drinks and foods
  • Malocclusion
  • Response to pain in the mouth
  • High levels of blood alcohol
  • Smoking
  • Drug use
  • Medical disorders such as Huntington’s and Parkinson’s diseases
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Aggressive or competitive behavior
  • Hyperactivity

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