Bruxism is the unnecessary, excessive and unconscious grinding of teeth. It is an oral parafunctional activity. Causes: Usually, bruxism may be caused by stress and anxiety. However, things like an altered bite, missing teeth, malaligned teeth or disorders like sleep apnoea may also be the cause.
All dentists try their best to save a tooth up to their last best opportunity. However, there might come a situation when the tooth has to be removed. The causes for extraction could be varied from
Sucking can be of nutritive value, self-soothing and a pleasurable oral reflex. Soon after birth the child has a reflexive behavior for sucking. Anything kept in mouth will be sucked. Usually this reflex will go by 4 months of age. If it persists beyond this age it becomes a habit which can pose some orthodontic problems to the teeth.