JAW TMJ CLENCHING GRINDING BRUXING AND GASTRO OESOPHAGEAL REFLUX
Have you ever woken up with tight cheeks and sore gums and worn teeth?
Do you wear mouth guard to protect your teeth?
This may shed a light on why this is happening to you.
A group of researchers from Kagoshima University Hospital in Japan found that people with gastrooesophageal reflux (GORD) and brux (clench or grind at night in their sleep) may benefit from Proton Pumping Inhibitor to reduce the acidity and also reduce the bruxing.
Although the study was conducted on a small number of subjects it gives you an idea.
For details of the research please click the link below.
Evaluation of a Proton Pump Inhibitor for Sleep Bruxism: A Randomized Clinical Trial H. Ohmure, K. Kanematsu-Hashimoto, K. Nagayama, H. Taguchi, A. Ido, K. Tominaga, T. Arakawa, S. Miyawaki J Dent Res. 2016 Dec;95(13):1479-1486. Epub 2016 Jul 29. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0022034516662245
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