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Bruxism (Tooth-Grinding)


About
Bruxism is the technical term used to describe tooth-grinding. If bruxism becomes a habit, teeth may become loose and damage to the gums and jaw may occur. Temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ) may be a result of tooth-grinding. Sensitivity to heat or cold, stress, allergies, or nutritional deficiencies may all contribute to bruxism.


Notes
  • Make sure you are taking supplements for overall good health. If you are not taking these basic supplements, we recommend Enfuz from Vitabase. When you take a small packet of pills each day, you get all the basic nutrition you need. Each packet contains a multi-vitamin, CoQ10 (for heart health), Omega 3, Vitamin D-3, a probiotic, and a powerful set of antioxidants to help your body fight off disease.
  • A homeopathic remedy that is sometimes used to treat Bruxism is called Belladonna.
  • A type of splint that can be placed over the teeth can be suggested for people that have bruxism. The splint won't correct the problem; however, it will help to shield the teeth from damage.
  • Another alternative treatment to bruxism may be biofeedback.


Advice
  • Avoid eating sugar 6 hours before bed.
  • Have a diet high in fiber and protein with lots of vegetables and fruits.
  • Have a hair analysis performed.
  • Never drink alcohol.
  • Reduce stress
  • Stay away from foods with colors, preservatives, flavors (artificial), and other chemicals, fried food, fast foods, processed foods, sugar (refined), all dairy products except yogurt, raw cheese, and red meat.
  • You need supplements pantothenic and calcium.



Helpful nutrients for this condition.

Calcium
Importance: Very High
Comments: Lack of calcium may lead to tooth-grinding.


Magnesium
Importance: Very High
Comments: Lack of magnesium may lead to tooth-grinding.


Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5)
Importance: Very High
Comments: Eases stress.


Vitamin C
Importance: High
Comments: Helps with adrenal function. Alleviates stress.



Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.
No Herbs Listed.