Of late it was thought to be a mystery in the fraternity of dentists and also many doctors the real cause of teeth grinding. A number of researches were conducted by the experts to know the truth behind the mystery of this health issue, and ultimately there is conclusion now. The theory that was put forth read that it was due to stress. But experts could not make clear as to why a fetus in the womb of mother grind teeth. Consequently, grinding of teeth remained a sort of mystery for all researchers, dentists, and also doctors.
Now it has come up in the latest conducted researches that teeth grinding is a kind of instinctual response which aids humans to survive. By this research, it has become possible to treat both conditions of grinding of teeth and consider the method to diagnose sleep apnea.
Cause of teeth grinding during the night
All through the night, your brain passes via a series of deeper and also lighter phases of sleep. When your brain passes into the period of deep sleep, the entire musculature of the body is allowed to go free and loosen up. By such development airway gets into trouble, by and by your jaw becomes heavy and it simply closes off the airway along with the tongue, and as it gets completely relaxed, it tends to expand nearly double to its size to obstruct airway also.
Research conducted on the scans of the brain of some people under investigation showed that airways with partial blockage as they were asleep and to the surprise of researchers they noted that bruxism also called teeth grinding was the cause of reopening the airway. People under investigation started breathing.
The patients were provided some kind of aid to let their airway remain open throughout the night. They were such as some type of dental appliance by a dentist or one as CPAP machine which would hold their jaw in place. As a result, the jaw and the tongue do not close off the airway; it was noticed that grinding stopped and also the events of apneic or called the loss of breathing at the time of sleep also ceased.
Consequences of grinding:
It is teeth grinding that save you, and then there is nothing wrong in it may say a dentist.
If it is grinding of teeth that effectively saves you during the night, it can give you disrupted sleep during nights.
You don’t sleep well in case you grind teeth.
Can damages your teeth and jaw joint:
It can wreak havoc on your teeth if you clench and also grind your teeth. It can give rise to tooth sensitivity, tooth decay coupled with lasting jaw pain. It can cause damage to your jaw point as well.
Mouth guard renders things worse
You are given a mouth guard to put in your mouth so that teeth grinding stops. But you are at the risk of repositioning your jaw with a mouth guard. Due to this condition airway obstruction gets worse.