centric bruxism

centric bruxism
bruxism characterized by clenching in centric occlusion. Called also clamping habit and clenching habit.

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  • clamping habit — clenching habit centric bruxism …   Medical dictionary

  • Occlusion (dentistry) — Occlusion, in a dental context, means simply the contact between teeth. More technically, it is the relationship between the maxillary (upper) and mandibular (lower) teeth when they approach each other, as occurs during chewing or at rest.… …   Wikipedia

  • clenching — clench·ing (klenchґing) the clamping and pressing of the jaws and teeth together in centric occlusion, frequently associated with acute nervous tension or physical effort, such as pushing or lifting a heavy object or performing a difficult task.… …   Medical dictionary

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