Bruxism and Sleep Apnea

The most important connection between bruxism and sleep apnea is that they both interrupt sleep. Bruxism which is associated with grinding, clenching or gnashing of teeth can cause many types of sleep disorders including daytime lethargy, snoring, and sleep apnea.

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  • Local accuracy of actual intraoral scanning systems for single-tooth preparations in vitro
    The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA), Volume 151, Issue 2, 2020 Feb, Pages 127-135 | Zimmermann, Moritz, Dr Med Dent; Ender, Andreas, PD Dr Med Dent; Mehl, Albert, Prof Dr Med Dent Dr Rer Biol HumAbstractBackgroundThe authors evaluated the local accuracy of intraoral scanning (IOS) systems for single-tooth preparation impressions with an in vitro […]
  • A call for action to improve US oral health care
    The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA), Volume 151, Issue 2, 2020 Feb, Pages 73-75 | Weyant, Robert J., MS, DMD, DrPH; Watt, Richard G., BDS, MSc, PhDGlobally, oral health has been a neglected topic given low priority compared with many other competing health problems. 1 Could this situation be about to change—is oral […]
  • Child dental neglect laws
    The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA), Volume 151, Issue 2, 2020 Feb, Pages 98-107.e5 | Burgette, Jacqueline M., DMD, PhD; Safdari-Sadaloo, Sara M., DDS; Van Nostrand, Elizabeth, JDAbstractBackgroundThe purpose of this study was to perform an interjurisdictional comparison of statutes and regulations (collectively laws) pertaining to the reporting of child dental neglect by […]
  • Factors associated with masticatory performance in community-dwelling older adults
    The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA), Volume 151, Issue 2, 2020 Feb, Pages 118-126 | Kugimiya, Yoshihiro, DDS, PhD; Watanabe, Yutaka, DDS, PhD; Igarashi, Kentaro, DDS, PhD;...AbstractBackgroundDecreased masticatory performance leads to deterioration of overall health among older adults. However, maintaining and improving masticatory performance in ways other than maintenance of natural teeth and […]
  • There may be no differences in periapical healing between passive ultrasonic irrigation and nonactivated irrigation when undergoing endodontic treatment
    The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA), Volume 151, Issue 2, 2020 Feb, Pages e14-e14 | Brignardello-Petersen, Romina, DDS, MSc, PhDSilva EJNL, Rover G, Belladonna FG, Herrera DR, De-Deus G, da Silva Fidalgo TK. Effectiveness of passive ultrasonic irrigation on periapical healing and root canal disinfection: a systematic review. Br Dent J. 2019;227(3):228-234. https://doi.org/...

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