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A 21-year-old male asked:

other than going to dentist, is there any means, methods or ways to find out how bad is my bruxism when i am asleep?

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Dr. Brian Lynch
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Bruxism: I would say " no." if you want a definitive answer you need to get see professional help.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Do I brux at night?: You can have someone watch you all night while you are asleep.
Dr. John DeWolf
Dentistry 40 years experience
Sleep partner: Unless you are sleeping with your dentist, they won't be of much help. If you have a partner, get their sense of what you do while sleeping and even have them record it, audio or video to get a good answer to your question.
Dr. Don Millner
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
EMG might work but..: Nocturnal bruxing /tooth grinding is usually best detected through observation by your dentist. Sure, your partner may hear you grinding but that may have no bearing as to power of destruction that it's force and motion are doing to your teeth. Why get involved with EMG type devices when simple night guard may do the trick! see your dentist!

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Are there any natural cures to bruxism?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Nothing Known: There is no known medical, dietary, or behavioral modification to prevent chilhood bruxism or teeth grinding. There are orthodontic devices that may work. See your dentist.
A 50-year-old member asked:

Describe the features of bruxism.?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Bruxism: Bruxism refers to grinding your teeth at night while you are asleep. The patient is not aware of this because he/she is asleep, but often wakes with an ache in the jaw and pain on opening mouth. A sleeping partner will usually hear the grinding of the teeth. Over time the tip of the enamel on the front teeth will get worn down.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

My wife thinks I should see someone for my bruxism. Is it really necessary?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Depends: Bruxism is the name for grinding one's teeth, usually during sleep. This can cause erosion of tooth enamel, and it may be a symptom of other conditions or diseases. Check with your dentist and your family doctor.
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A 31-year-old member asked:

My mom gets bruxism, so am I likely to get it later?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Not necessarily: There are many causes of bruxism, most of which are acquired. You inherited your teeth and their anatomy from both your parents, but this doesn't guarantee you'll have the same issues as they.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for bruxism?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Sleep disorder: Treatment range fromno treatment in the milde cases, to dental guards and splints, contingent electric stimulation, biofeedback, botox, dietary supplements, .

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