Oct 2010 Dental Clinic Open Days for Bruxism also Raise Funds for Veterans

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People suffering  from tooth clenching and grinding are invited to attend open days at dental clinics across the UK as part of the Bruxism Awareness Week held between 25 to 31 October 2010. The campaign, organised by S4S (UK) Ltd, aims to give suffers of bruxism opportunities to discuss their experiences and needs with dental professionals.

Dental clinicians across the UK welcomed the event that was announced by S4S at the recent ninth consecutive World Aesthetics Conference (WAC) from 11 to 12 June 2010. While these conferences offer clinicians lectures, sessions and workshops to discuss developments in dentistry, the valuable feedback often allows dentists to offer patients more information and choices at open days, such as the upcoming Bruxism Awareness Week.

The oral symptoms of bruxism include excessive wear and fracture of teeth, inflamed and receding gums, tooth looseness and early tooth loss. Teeth grinding can also cause physical symptoms, such as headaches, facial and jaw muscle pains, tight shoulders, ear ache, and limited mouth movements.

The main causes of bruxism are sleep disorders, lifestyle habits, and stress or psychological anxieties. Many soldiers suffer from post traumatic stress (PTSD) and as a result experience bruxism. For this reason, S4S are also donating £1 for every Sleep Clenching Inhibitor (SCI) splint made during the bruxism Awareness Week to the Health for Heroes Charity.  

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