Last reply 8 months ago
Does anyone here suffer from bruxism?

What if teeth clenching could be causing MS?

“In 2010, Williams et al. published a breakthrough real-time study demonstrating marked lateral displacement of the temporal bones in MS patients during bruxism (Ref). Using a pulse phase locked loop (PPLL) device, MS patients were found to have a bilateral temporal bone displacement six times greater than healthy controls during a sustained clenching force of 100 pounds of pressure. It was hypothesized that reduced bone density in MS patients can increase the displacement along the cranial sutures, possibly allowing skull bone deflection to create damaging pressure waves.”

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8 months ago

Hi there, that would seem an extremely tenuous link to me! I could see that MS could trigger episodes of teeth-clenching as a result of anxiety. But if it were the other way round, then a way higher section of the population would have MS….

8 months ago

Bruxism simply provides the mechanical force to pull the cranial bones apart. What truly enables the disease to manifest is a breakdown of the complex factors responsible for maintaining the structural integrity of the sutures. These include genetic and environmental influences on bone mineralization and density, hormones, connective tissues, physical trauma to the neck/skull, and more.

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