Similarly, people say they can’t be bruxing and clenching because their partner says they snore. Every time you swallow, your jaw muscles contract and your teeth go together for anything from a second to a couple of minutes before relaxing again.
During this time, breathing stops! Usually a snorer cycles between snoring, swallowing, clenching, stopping breathing, opening mouth, gasping and starting snoring again.
People do this because they cannot breathe through their nose adequately so that enough oxygen gets in the blood and into the brain. The brain then switches to mouth breathing. Mouth breathing arouses the autonomic nervous system out of autopilot into primed mode.
Some people brux and dont wear away their teeth much. Other people dont put much force on their teeth but their teeth wear quickly. This is partly due to differences in enamel hardness but also, this is because of saliva quality.If the saliva is a bit acidic, the teeth will wear more easily.
Whilst bruxing can produce jawjoint dysfunction and wear teeth away, excessive vertical clenching forces produce headaches, migraines, sinus pain, chronic tooth sensitivity, jaw ache, stiff neck, auditory symptoms, vertigo and even back ache.
Eventually teeth wear away or break.
Last June 2012 at Dr. John Mew’s Growth Guidance Symposium in London and there was a speaker there who spoke on“Baby Led Weaning”.Her name was Gil Rapley and she is a public health nurse who wrote a book on the topic. The concept of feeding a baby purreed foods is questioned. Instead they should be ...