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2021 Jan 07

BMC Oral Health



Self-reported sleep bruxism is associated with vitamin D deficiency and low dietary calcium intake: a case-control study.


Alkhatatbeh MJ, Hmoud ZL, Abdul-Razzak KK, Alem EM
BMC Oral Health. 2021 Jan 07; 21(1):21.
PMID: 33413308.


Sleep bruxism may result in deleterious effects including loss of tooth enamel, fracture of teeth or restorations, teeth hypersensitivity or pain, and headache. The aim was to study the link between sleep bruxism, low serum vitamin D, low consumption of dietary calcium, psychological symptoms, and frequent headache.