Sleep Bruxism: Myths, Misconceptions and Management Strategies
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Course Authors: Warden H. Noble, DDS, MS, MSEd


  1. Erosive tooth wear is characterized by initial surface softening and subsequent bulk tissue loss. What are the mechanisms for this process?
  1. All these are EXTRINSIC acids EXCEPT:
  1. Which of the following problems are NOT related to INTRINSIC acids in the erosive process?
  1. Sleep bruxism is MOST common in _______________ and LEAST common in _______________.
  1. Most bruxism occurs during the change from non-REM (Stage 2 sleep) into REM sleep?
  1. Awake bruxism is MOSTLY related to _______________.
  1. The PRIMARY trigger of sleep bruxism is _______________.
  1. During ‘awake bruxism’ patients can generate very high occlusal forces and may fracture teeth of restorations.
  1. Gastric reflux which enters the mouth is MAINLY a result of _______________.
  1. Toothbrushes containing which of the following ingredients have been shown to be the MOST effective against erosive tooth wear?