In recent years, bruxism has received interest because of its potential negative effects on the stomatognathic structures (teeth, muscles, temporomandibular joints) and the success of teeth-and implant-supported restorations.
For this reason, there is a growing interest to get a deeper insight into the etiology and physiopathology of bruxism, to define the most suitable strategies to diagnose and manage it.
The progress in smartphone technology has recently opened up a new era for EMA evaluations (Ecological Momentary Assessment), making it easy to ideate and perform researches in many medical fields. In particular, BruxApp is the first application ever to introduce this concept in bruxism literature.
BruxAppResearch was ideated to pursue the goal of getting deeper into the many unanswered issues concerning awake bruxism, and it is dedicated fully to Scientific Research, under the coordination of prof. Daniele Manfredini.
It is different from the other versions since data gathering is standardized with protocols that have been approved by the various Universities’ Review Boards and Ethical Committee; also, it allows each researcher to modify the diagnostic algorithm based on his/her specific needs.