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Teeth Grinding

Title: Teeth Grinding: Is Emotional Stability Related to Bruxism?.
Name(s): Sutin, Angelina, author
Terracciano, Antonio, author
Ferrucci, Luigi, author
Costa, Paul, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2010
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This study examines the association between personality traits and bruxism, the repetitive grinding or clenching of teeth. Community-dwelling participants (N = 470) had a comprehensive oral examination by a dentist and completed a dental history and personality questionnaires. Consistent with the literature on state anxiety and depression as antecedents of bruxism, Neuroticism-related traits were associated with self-reported teeth grinding. These traits were also associated with other oral complaints often associated with anxiety (jaw clicks, difficulty chewing food, and dry mouth), but not with more general oral health complaints (unhealthy gums, bleeding gums, and canker sores) or with dentist-assessed occlusal wear or tongue indentations. This study provides evidence for the association between Neuroticism and bruxism and other stress-related oral health symptoms.
Identifier: FSU_migr_mhs-0027 (IID), 10.1016/j.jrp.2010.03.006 (DOI)
Keywords: emotional stability, bruxism, teeth grinding, personality, anxiety
Note: Published in final edited form as: J Res Pers. 2010 June ; 44(3): 402–405. doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2010.03.006
Citation: Sutin AR, Terracciano A, Ferrucci L, & Costa PT Jr. (2010). Teeth Grinding: Is Emotional Stability related to Bruxism? J Res Pers, 44(3):402-405.
Subject(s): Human behavior
Medical sciences
Social aspects
Mental health
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Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine Faculty Publications.
Is Part Of: Journal of Research in Personality.
Issue: 3, 44

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Sutin, A., Terracciano, A., Ferrucci, L., & Costa, P. (2010). Teeth Grinding: Is Emotional Stability Related to Bruxism? Journal Of Research In Personality. Retrieved from