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clenching teeth while awake

A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debora Zivari
30 years experience Dentistry
Yes: with invisalign need to wear them at least 22 hours a day. when you take them off specially if there is posterior open contact yes the molars can extr ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Passive erutipn: Any tooth without an opposing tooth in the other arch will erupt seeking contact. Retainers will prevent this normal physiologic change.

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A 14-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not good: You should have a better handle on your stress and anxiety. If you are grinding during the day, the grinding at night is likely even worse. Not only ... Read More
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Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Being aware: Is the first step. When you feel like clenching substitute another activity like squeezing your hand. It is silent and won't bother antony. Talk to yo ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Chan
19 years experience Dentistry
Possibly TMJ: One possible explanation is that you have a bad bite. If your teeth fit together at one position but your jaw muscles are more comfortable in a differ ... Read More
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Sleep bruxism: Bruxism during sleep may be part of a sleep disorder. Many people do this a dare to aware of it. It can also be related to stress, a bad bite and duri ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Bruxism: Is the medical term for what you are doing. Etiology is not clear. You need a mouth guard when you sleep.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Dry mouth: My guess would be you have some nasal obstruction, from allergies or other cause. Some medications can also cause dry mouth. This type of situation ca ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Nightguard is best: If you are doing it during the daytime, like when you are driving, then you can break this habit by becoming aware of when you are doing it. Decreasi ... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
42 years experience Dentistry
Lots: Clenching can be a result of tension or stress, sinus issues, a possible toothache or just a plain old habit you developed. if you are getting head ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
10 years experience Pain Management
A few options!!: Clenching is a behavior which is most often subconscious rather than deliberate; this makes stopping clenching a difficult task. Relaxation therapy a ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Donley
53 years experience Dentistry
See dentist: You should see a dentist. During the daytime, you can make a conscious effort to stop. For night time clenching, a dentist can make an appliance that ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Visit your dentist: Your dentist may not be able to get you to stop clenching, but they can fabricate and occlusal guard that will help protect your teeth from one anothe ... Read More

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