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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
44 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Stress relief: Grinding of your teeth or bruxism is often caused by stress. You should find ways to minimize stress or relieve stress and have a bite plate construct ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
42 years experience in Dentistry
Stay calm.: People don't stop grinding. They grind due to the stresses of life...Work, family, school, relationships and perhaps sinus troubles what your dentis ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Very hard: It sometimes occurs in your sleep, so you don't know you are doing it. But your dentist can fabricate you a bruxism appliance.. That will help minimiz ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
Dr. TED FEDER answered
39 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Night/bite Guard: Go to your local drug store and get a universal night or bite guard. Be patient- it might take days or weeks to see an improvement. Or your dentist ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
42 years experience in Dentistry
They are the same: Interchangeable words for the same device. A well-fitting, dentist custom made mouthguard is a device that will either allow you to continue to gri ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Bruxism: Teeth grinding (bruxism) is common. Twitching is not uncommon either. Causes vary from sleep disorders, lifestyle and psychological factors; certain ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jayang Vora
47 years experience in Dentistry
No.: Misaligned teeth mainly are the result of discrepancy between size of the teeth and jaw along with abnormal vector and velocity of jaw growth.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
30 years experience in Dentistry
Yes it can: Additionally it can wear down (flatten) the occlusal (chewing) surfaces of teeth and can cause tooth fracture. Can also lead to gum recession and add ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
8 years experience in Dentistry
Yes: If not treated clinching will ultimately manifest itself in damaging either the teeth or the muscles of the jaw. See your dentist and get a night gua ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in 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 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wiebe
20 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Causing damage: The reason can be anything from stress to habit. More importantly, you're causing permanent damage when you do. Those are the only teeth you get for ... Read More
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A 6-year-old female asked:
Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funari answered
44 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Cost summary: The cost of custom appliances (night guards, sleep apnea splints, and retainers) is a reflection of the doctor's time, cost of materials, and laborato ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
42 years experience in Dentistry
Try a diff approach : Instead of putting any drugs in your body, let's look at things first. Do you have a lot or some stress in your life? Are you a worrier? Anything c ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
38 years experience in Dentistry
Yes: Clenching and/or grinding can put stress on the support system of your teeth and cause tooth loosening. In addtion, if you have gum disease, tooth gr ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
17 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Many things: It could be many things. It can be a tooth infection, salivary gland issue, lymph node issue, growth in the cheek, growth in the mouth or a jaw cyst/ ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No: No. The symptoms you related is TMJ or tmd. Removing your wisdom teeth will do nothing for your described symptoms.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
42 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: It will prevent grinding if you use it.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
17 years experience in Sleep Medicine
Bruxism and braces: Not that i know of. Good question.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Many: Many. A few include wisdom tooth or other tooth infection, tumor, periodontal problem. Ear problems. See ENT doc or oral surgeon for assessment.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morey Furman
36 years experience in Dentistry
No: Biofeedback would be good to treat clenching during the day. Bruxism is a process where you clench and grind your teeth at night. Biofeedback would no ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
39 years experience in Dentistry
Correct the bite: Clenching and grinding can be caused by bite problems, obstructive sleep apnea (osa) and poor posture, especially hip misalignment. Neuromuscular de ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
19 years experience in Dentistry
No: Chewing trident gum can be helpful if it is sugar free as this can stimulate saliva and buffer acids in your mouth. You still need to brush and floss ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Teeth clenching: Can be a habit, allergic reaction, medical ailment such as parkinson disease, trauma, stress. Some triggers include digestive ailments & anxiety, mala ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
8 years experience in Dentistry
Oral appliance: A device can be fabricated which deters you from grinding the teeth. Visit a dentist for an evaluation.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Klugman
45 years experience in Dentistry
Not likely: Usually it is just the opposite orthodontics make the teeth sore and people tend not to grind, but i suppose anything is possible.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bender
34 years experience in Dentistry
NO: If your teeth are clenched together, you are incresing muscle activity.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brittany Chan
9 years experience in Pediatrics
Dental guards: People who grind their teeth at night can wear down their teeth. A dentist can fit a person with dental guards (like a retainer) to prevent the teeth ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience in Pediatrics
Grinding: You may be grinding your teeth severely that your night guard is not working.Talk to your dentist.Have one made for you.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joy Poskozim
Specializes in Dentistry
Active/passive: Nightguards are passive appliances to hold teeth in place while protecting them from grinding/clenching. Active appliances like certain retainers or ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
45 years experience in Dentistry
Several Approaches: Bruxism has contributing aspects. Some dentists view it as a spilling over of tension and anxiety into the jaw muscles. Progressive relaxation therapy ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience in Pediatrics
Use soft toothbrush: Retainers make gums more susceptible to inflammation cus they hold bacteria & food right against the gumline.Makes flossing impossible increasing risk ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience in Dentistry
No: Removing wisdom teeth alone will not allow your teeth to straighten out on their own. However, if you have them removed then have orthodontic treatmen ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Gum recession from?: Not if properly made and you keep your mouth clean. If you have gum recession, consult with a periodontist for an evaluation as to cause. Also run thi ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience in Dentistry
Many causes: Someone may grind their teeth for a number of reasons. Often, the problem occurs because the muscles of the face and jaw are trying to get the teeth ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
43 years experience in Orthodontics
Wow, : Wow, that really depends. Are you a grinder or a clencher? Is it made of hard or soft material? In general the hard material lasts much longer than th ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
24 years experience in Dentistry
Maybe: Increased stress also increases frequency and severity of grinding, especially night-time during sleep. I am not educated in hair loss and dandruff, b ... Read More
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