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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Banner
48 years experience Dentistry
Many things: Grinding or bruxism as it is called is caused by many things including overbite, sleep problems, and uneven wear of teeth or new fillings.
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Dr. Kevin Considine
30 years experience Family Medicine
Many factors: Usually stress and related things can cause this. Also malocclusion of teeth and TMJ as well. You might want to try a medicine like Elavil (amitripty ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
45 years experience 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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Dr. Karen Spitzer
35 years experience Dentistry
Bruxing guard: See a dentist or a prosthodontist to determine the problem of your grinding. They can make an appliance called a bruxing gaurd that will protect your ... Read More
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Dr. Trung Pham
24 years experience Dentistry
You Can't: Unfortunately, we don't know why people grind their teeth so we can't stop it. However, your teeth, muscles & tm joints can be protected with a bite s ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
43 years experience 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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Dr. Michael Skidmore
14 years experience Dentistry
Botox, splint: Most people grind due to stress. The goal is to reduce stress, practice relaxation techniques and stretch the muscles. Otherwise there are 2 basic o ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience 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 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
Dr. TED FEDER answered
40 years experience 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
45 years experience 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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Yes: I've seen it happen. Consult with a dentist if you grind to see what steps can be taken to protect your teeth.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
44 years experience Dentistry
Stop the grind: To stop night time grinding, a night guard can be fabricated. There are several different kinds but they all basically keep the teeth apart so one ca ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Yost
24 years experience Dentistry
Night guard: We all grind our teeth periodically. We usually do it in response to stress in our lives. Grinding can be very destructive and can result in wearing d ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
37 years experience Pediatrics
Bruxism: Common in children and adults, if baby teeth, no worries, if adult, consider a sports tooth guard worn at night, availiable at your local sporting go ... Read More

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