Sleeping molars are not necessarily morbid or due to mental stress
After the night, most people have already dreamed of it, but some people grind their teeth when they are asleep.
Experts pointed out that most adults with night molars may be related to excessive mental stress, and emotional anxiety is the most common cause of bruxism.
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is a typical case. The side incisors on both sides of the front teeth are worn out due to long-term wear and tear, which has caused the original full and full crown to be worn off. This is not unrelated to his busy work stress.
Frequently grinding teeth after a tooth change period is a disease. Bruxism is the behavior of an unconscious upper and lower teeth grinding or biting each other while sleeping or waking up.
Associate Professor Liu Zhonglin from the Department of Neurology of Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University introduced that people often giggling their teeth during sleep at night. When they get up in the morning, they ask him but they don’t know. Medically, this kind of molar is called a night molar, also called “sleeping molars”.
Because the teeth are often accompanied by a “squeaky” sound, usually called “biting teeth.”
People between the ages of 6 and 13 are in the period of changing teeth, and there will be molars in order to adapt to the upper and lower teeth.
However, if an adult who has undergone a tooth-changing period often has a molar phenomenon, it is a pathological condition.
Associate Professor Liu Zhonglin said that repetitive sleep in the grinding of the teeth will produce an uncomfortable sound, disturbing the sleep of the pillow or roommate.
Associate Professor Liu Zhonglin said that the characteristic movement of the molars is intermittent contraction of the isotonic contraction of the lower jaw muscles, accompanied by regular chewing-like movements, common in children or young adults.
Occasionally grinding your teeth doesn’t have to worry too much about worrying about adult teething. It usually implies emotional stress or problems with teeth or squats.
Liu Zhonglin said that psychologists believe that bruxism is caused by the inability to express anger and hatred, or the inability to express lust.
From a spiritual perspective, molars represent a psychological state, especially when it is angry, worried, resentful, and pessimistic.
When people are escaping from the psychological pressure of the subconscious, they will grind their teeth in their dreams or in their sleep.
Occasionally grinding your teeth has little impact on your health and you don’t have to worry too much.
However, long-term molars or too long a molar time after falling asleep can reflect psychological and physical problems and require timely medical attention.
Sensitive to the worn teeth, it is easy to loosen Liu Zhonglin. Because there is no food in the mouth during nighttime grinding, the amount of saliva is reduced accordingly, and the teeth are not lubricated. This forms a “dry molar” like a push-grinding mill, which leads to strong teeth.The slamming together causes excessive wear of the protective material on the surface of the tooth, exposing the dentin beneath the protective substance.
If you often “dry the teeth”, the wear on the teeth is quite serious.
For a long time, the worn teeth will be sore or painy to varying degrees, sometimes forming a mandibular joint disorder.
Light people are allergic to foods that are cold, hot, sour, sweet, etc.; severe cases can cause frequent bleeding, inflammation, loose teeth or even replacement of the gums.
In addition, long-term molars can lead to no rest in the masticatory muscles, causing fatigue and pain in the masticatory muscles, pain in the jaws; headaches in the severe cases, neck pains, etc.; affecting other people’s sleep and their sleep quality, resulting in memory loss, causingBad breath or bad breath; make the patient nervous, leading to psychological depression and even pessimistic and other serious consequences.
■Why would you grind your teeth at night?
Liu Zhonglin said that molars, like sleepwalking, enuresis, and nightmares, are an involuntary subconscious movement, a symptom of partial awakening of the brain during sleep, and a reaction to the loss of advanced central regulation.
As the activity of the cerebral cortex is controlled, the subconscious closed jaw reflex increases, the rhythm of muscle tension and contraction changes significantly, and the bite-type and molar-type activities occur; after waking, the molars are controlled.
The movement of the molars is caused by the continuous contraction of the masticatory muscles.
The masticatory muscle is managed by the third branch of the trigeminal nerve, the motor branch.
Because the movement is so excited, in the case of the human body not eating or drinking at night, but also ordering the masticatory muscles to keep shrinking, leading to the cause and the truth is not particularly clear, the cause may be as follows: work and life in variousStress gives people psychological psychological burden and psychological burden is the most important cause of bruxism, such as nervousness, psychological anxiety, depression, anger and other psychological factors; other causes such as gastrointestinal diseases, endocrine disorders; excessive fatigue and lack of microscopicElements and so on.
The specific analysis is as follows: 1.
Mental factors: oxides are suppressed and easy to grind. Most adults with night molars may be related to excessive mental stress. Stress anxiety is the most common cause of bruxism.
When fear, anger, resistance to touch and emotional depression are difficult to vent, these emotions are hidden in the subconscious and corrected by other means such as grinding teeth.
According to the observation of patients with mental illness, bruxism is a common phenomenon. When you want to escape the psychological pressure of the subconscious, it is very likely that there will be molars in your sleep.
Car driver, designer is prone to bruxism Associate Professor Liu Zhonglin said that the research has found that those who work too tight during the day, busy before going to bed at night, excessive fatigue, although most of the cerebral cortex is suppressed after falling asleep, butSome areas, such as the trigeminal nerve of the pons, are about to be excited.
In this way, it will issue a “signal” command to the chewing muscles of the face for a short-term sustained contraction.
Then the person who fell asleep showed that the squat could not help but move up and down, left and right, and then made a “squeaky” molar sound.
This kind of grinding at night, others can hear clearly, but the wearer himself is completely ignorant.
At the same time, occupations such as word workers, car drivers, athletes, watchmakers, designers, etc., which require high accuracy or a high degree of concentration, are susceptible to bruxism, mainly related to nervousness.
Other factors such as intestinal diseases and endocrine disorders: Some people usually have irregular diets, leading to iterative disease, endocrine mutations causing bruxism; in addition, some people sometimes eat too much at night, and have accumulated in the body when they fall asleep.More food, the body has to work overtime to work, because the burden is too heavy, it will cause involuntary grinding when sleeping.In addition, hyperuricemia, hyperthyroidism, allergies, bladder disease, etc. may be related to bruxism.
Bad living habits, improper sleeping posture: irregular living, eating too much at dinner, sleeping before going to bed, chewing on one side, biting a pencil, people who often bite things into the mouth are also prone to bruxism, while sleeping sidewaysPosition and abdomen sleep posture are also prone to bruxism.
These postures cause the lower collar to be unevenly pressed, the position of the joint changes, and the formation of teeth interferes with the increase in the tension of the jaw muscles, showing teething or grinding.
Recommendation: Severe cases can be worn by plastic braces to protect adults with bruxism. Patients should be actively consulted. After excluding the teeth caused by physical diseases, they should consider whether there are psychological problems.
If it is, you should adjust yourself or seek treatment from a psychiatrist.
If the molars are particularly severe at night, you can take the sedative before going to bed under the guidance of a doctor.
For patients with gastrointestinal disorders, medication should be taken promptly to adjust the rehabilitation function.
However, if the molars are more severe, you can go to the dentistry department and wear plastic braces to protect your teeth from abrasion.
Children’s molars are not only due to parasite children’s molars. It is more common to have parasites, but it is not correct to attribute the molars to parasites.
Liu Zhonglin said that during the day, playing too excited, children’s nutritional deficiency, blood sugar and calcium concentration, endocrine disorders, allergies, etc. may become the cause of childhood bruxism.
In some cases, there are genetic factors, and the family has a molar condition, and the child is also prone to occur.
It is recommended that it is necessary to help children develop good food hygiene and personal hygiene habits, such as washing hands frequently, eating raw fruits and vegetables should be cleaned, etc., but as to whether there are parasites, it is still necessary to determine by relevant tests.
At the same time, be careful not to let the children play too tired, excited, and guide them to have fun and easy, especially about 1 hour before going to bed, do not engage in intense activities.
If you are over-stressed and emotionally unstable, you should pay attention to eliminating tension and falling asleep.