Definition of bruxism in English:


Syllabification: brux·ism
Pronunciation: /ˈbrəksizəm


  • The involuntary or habitual grinding of the teeth, typically during sleep.
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    • He was a prolific author and actively contributed to the scientific literature on phobias, pain, habit control, anxiety management, healing, bruxism, and hypnotic techniques.
    • Sleep bruxism is forceful grinding of the teeth during sleep and about which the subject is unaware.
    • Orthodontic problems and bruxism are more common than in the general population.


1930s: from Greek brukhein 'gnash the teeth' + -ism.

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