Bruxism in children, is it a result of psychological problems?

Rahhal Ahmad 1, *, Ahmead Muna 2, Jaradat Mohammed 1 and Issa Haytham 3

1 Faculty of Dentistry Department of Orthodontics, Arab American University, Palestine.

2 Faculty of Public Health, Alquds University, Palestine.

3 Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Arab American University, Palestine.
Review Article
World Journal of Advanced Research and Reviews, 2020, 07(01), 234-244
Article DOI: 10.30574/wjarr.2020.7.1.0244
Publication history: 
Received on 05 July 2020; revised on 20 July 2020; accepted on 24 July 2020
Bruxism is involuntary, excessive grinding, clenching or rubbing of teeth during non-functional movements of the mastication. it is a destructive habit that may result in tooth wear. Although research on bruxism is extensive, its etiology remains debatable. The literature suggests that bruxism is correlated with both experienced and anticipated life stress. The purpose of this article is to review  describe 3 out of 8 cases of severe bruxism in children of similar age with different life histories and to discuss the factors that could have triggered this parafunctional condition.. 
Bruxism; Psychological problems; Bite plate
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