Study finds link between bullying and grinding teeth
from Carolina Pickens
A recent study published in the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation identified a connection between high rates of bruxism and incidence of teen bullying. Bruxism is defined by the Mayo Clinic as the unconscious clenching or grinding of teeth while awake or asleep. High levels of stress, habitually chewing gum during the day or consuming hard foods such as almonds or carrots can contribute to a person's likelihood of developing bruxism. However, anxiety is the most common link among these factors.
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