Campaign to highlight tooth grinding
The dangers of teeth grinding will be highlighted in a new campaign to raise awareness of the condition.
The first ever Bruxism Awareness Week will be run by dental splint specialist S4S from October 25th to 31st and will focus on explaining the condition and its side effects.
Bruxism – also known as teeth grinding – can cause damage and lead to patients seeking emergency dentistry, according to experts.
It was recently reported that the number of people seeking treatment for teeth grinding has risen and it was noted as a worrying trend by Medical News Today.
The publication explained that stress is a key factor in causing the problem and that it is especially common in young children.
Sufferers will be given advice on where to get help and the money raised will be donated to the charity Help 4 Heroes.
S4S revealed that statistics showed a large number of armed services personnel who served in the second Gulf War suffer from bruxism.