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Clenching teeth

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
Dr. Felicia Mata
24 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
You cannot: At sleep. If you're aware clenching your teeth, count 1-10 and put your tongue between your teeth-relax. At night, you need a mouthguard tailored made ... Read More
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
A few tips: The following are recommendations: appliance therapy, occlusal treatment, medications, relaxation and behavioral strategies, Sleep hygiene. See a TMJ ... 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
Dr. Michael Geylikman
18 years experience Dentistry
"Clenching teeth": Most often clenching occurs during the night. You can not control it - most common reason is stress. There is an appliance that can fabricated for yo ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Clenching: Sometime one will have headaches or facial pain. The teeth can be sensitive or chip or break. The tongue may be sore. But many times one does not ... Read More
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Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Morning symptoms: Almost always, you will have stiffness and soreness of the jaws and jaw muscles upon awakening. See a TMJ expert to help with this problem.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Donley
53 years experience Dentistry
Seek dental help: There are various reasons we grind. You need to see a dentist trained in finding out the reason. Various things you may need include having your bite ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
10 years experience Pain Management
No: Clenching of teeth only causes more problems rather than accomplishing any good. You should not be worried.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Yes...: Excessive grinding can cause premature wear of the tooth structure and/or may cause periodontal breakdown of the bone support. Obviously excessive cle ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
40 years experience Dentistry
Structural damage: Sleep bruxism is a parafunctional activity that occurs in nearly all people. It is simply night-time clenching or grinding of the teeth. Bruxism can c ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Holtzman
38 years experience Dentistry
Yes!: It's really hard to clench or grind your teeth if you place your tongue on the roof of your mouth.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
It may..: Grinding and clenching of teeth can cause fractures in the teeth that can render them unrestorable. In addition, excessive parafunctional forces can c ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Plitt
19 years experience Dentistry
Could be.: If it wasn't rough before, you may have worn through or broken some of the material on the crown. You should definitely have that looked at by your de ... Read More
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