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Here is a quick mnemonic “GRINDING YOU to remember about Sleep Bruxism

This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, MBBS, NEET PG, FMGE, NExT, MCAT & NCLEX exams

Sleep Bruxism: How To Remember Easily ?

  • G: Grinding is an involuntary action that affects 10-20% of the population.
  • R: Remission usually occurs by age 40 for individuals experiencing bruxism.
  • I: In many cases, dental examination is necessary to diagnose bruxism.
  • N: No treatment is indicated when damage caused by bruxism is minor.
  • D: Dental examination can detect bruxism and its associated problems.
  • I: In more severe cases of bruxism, a mouth guard is necessary to prevent tooth injury.
  • N: Nocturnal teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is an involuntary action.
  • G: Guarding against tooth injury is important for individuals with severe bruxism.
  • Y: Years of onset for bruxism are typically around 17-20.
  • O: Onset of bruxism usually occurs during the late teenage years.
  • U: Unawareness of the problem is common among individuals with bruxism.


Dr. Arin Nandi

Passionate About Medical Science & Helping Future Doctors Achieve Top Ranks In Medical Exams. He is professionally a dentist as well as a public health expert from JIPMER (1), (2)working in health department