Are you a "bruxer"? It's not the latest exercise or diet craze to come out of L.A. Hardly. It's actually just the medical term for those who grind their teeth. And if you're one of them, you're not alone. About 47 million Americans grind their teeth. So what's the deal? Why do we do it and can it cause problems? Find out in our quiz!
What is the medical term for teeth grinding?
About what percentage of American adults grind their teeth?
1 to 2 percent
10 to 15 percent
40 to 50 percent
About what percentage of infants grind their teeth?
Approximately what percentage of children under 12 grind their teeth?
According to a survey by the Chicago Dental Society, what percentage of dentists are seeing an increase in jaw clenching and teeth grinding?
What is the No. 1 cause of teeth grinding in adults?
high dentist bills
Which of these is not a contributing factor in teeth grinding?
Grinders can erode the enamel on their teeth about how much faster than non-grinders?
Twice as fast
Five times as fast
10 times as fast
Serious grinders can spend up to how much time grinding their teeth per hour while they sleep?
Which of the following is a symptom of teeth grinding?
dark spots in your vision
What is the largest muscle in the head?
Which of the following can help reduce the incidence of teeth grinding?
both of the above
Which of the following is a controversial treatment for teeth grinding?
Applying what to the jaw muscles before sleeping is thought to help ease grinding?
What should bruxers definitely avoid?
What dental device can help prevent grinding by keeping the teeth separated?
Which of these should be eliminated if you grind your teeth?
True or false: Three times as many women than men grind their teeth.
People who engage in what activity are five times more likely to grind their teeth?
Bruxism is more common among what adult age group?