Teeth-grinding largely ignored by dentists, survey finds
Around 80% of dentists fail to question their patients about teeth-grinding, also known as bruxism, a survey has found.
Bruxism can lead to headaches, jaw pain and worn-down teeth.
The survey was conducted by NoBrux, a UK provider of dental guards, which cites a dentist in a Mail on Sunday article as saying that bruxism is not something dentists receive any training about.
NoBrux spokesperson Sue Hoad said: “Questions about treatments often come up and we try to cover all the common ones. Some, such as regular Botox injections, are new and still to be proven. The most common response to bruxism by dentists is to fit a custom guard to protect teeth from damage.”