Bruxism, temporomandibular dysfunction and cervical impairments in females - Results from an observational study.

  title={Bruxism, temporomandibular dysfunction and cervical impairments in females - Results from an observational study.},
  author={Harry Piekartz and Charlotte R{\"o}sner and Angelina Batz and Toby Maxwell Hall and Nicolaus Ballenberger},
  journal={Musculoskeletal science \& practice},
PURPOSE Bruxism is highly prevalent and defined as abnormal habitual mouth activity including clenching of the teeth and increased jaw muscle activity. The association between bruxism and temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD) is debated, in particular the association between cervical spine impairments, bruxism, and TMD. Hence the purpose of this study was to identify the relationship between bruxism, TMD, and cervical spine impairments. METHODS This observational study categorized 55 female… Expand
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