Rising stars of the silver screen
Meet the new generation of filmmakers at ‘Meet the New Generation’, a festival hosted by the independent movie platform Cinema Akil and Persol eyewear. The festival offers a full programme of free-to-attend film screenings at A4 Space in Alserkal Avenue every night. Tonight’s movie is Fidai, a film which covers recent history in Algeria, while Bedouin movie Theeb will close the event on Wednesday. See cinemaakil.com and persol.com/uae for the full programme and further details.
Aside from a poor night’s sleep and an aching jaw in the morning, bruxism can also cause a range of uncomfortable symptoms, including headaches and earache, stiff shoulders (from all that jaw clenching), joint stiffness, facial pain and, even more worryingly, considerable damage to your teeth. It can wear down enamel and, in bad cases, the tooth itself, which can result in shortened teeth, receding gums and sensitivity. If untreated, teeth and fillings can become loose and fall out.
To protect your teeth from damage, dentists often prescribe plastic night guards to be worn over teeth while asleep, but it’s also wise to tackle the cause behind the grinding. For example, meditation, yoga and cognitive behavioural therapy can all help you to manage and relieve stress. Always speak to your dentist if you have any concerns, or if you think you might be grinding your teeth.