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Medical Marijuana and Bruxism

Although bruxism is referred to as a habit rather than a reflex activity, it is a subconscious process that goes unnoticed. In certain cases, bruxism can be rhythmic with bite force pulses comprised of only tenths of a second (similar to chewing). One bruxism becomes a habit; the original stimulus can be removed without ending the habit. Bruxism can occur in individuals due to how much stress they are under, how long and how tightly they clench and grind whether or not your teeth are misaligned, your overall posture and your ability to relax. People who suffer from severe anxiety and stress may have a moderate to high case of bruxism.

The good news is that medical marijuana can relieve most, if not all, symptoms associated with bruxism without having any dangerous side effects. Medical marijuana can serve as a great alternative treatment in regards to providing essentials such as anti-anxiety, anti-depressant, muscle relaxing, anti-stress and an overall alleviator of sleep disorders. Patients who medicate before bed time would have the ability to control their jaw muscles and not have their teeth clench and grind. Patients will almost instantly feel better when they wake up from receiving a relaxed and stress-free good night’s sleep.

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