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A 46-year-old member asked:

How can i stop grinding my teeth before bed?

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Dr. Mini Sambhavita Rangrass
Dentistry 22 years experience
Wear a bite splint: Many people grind their teeth in the day time, before and during their bedtime and during stressful times in their life. It always helps to eliminate stress from one's life and that should always be the first step but a well made bite splint is a valuable tool that acts as a habit breaker and more importantly protects your teeth from damage caused by abnormal grinding. Consult your dentist.
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
Relaxation or Botox: Practice some relaxation procedure as progressive muscle relaxation, guided imagery, self hypnosis, meditation. The"spilling over" of tension from the subconscious to the muscles may be reduced. Botox injections in masseter & temporalis muscles can reduce strength of the grinding without compromising speech write down a to-do list for tommorrow & any problems so rumination lessens & you can relax.

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What can be done to stop grinding your teeth?

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Dr. Reena Gupta
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Stress reduction: Stree does play a big role onteeth grinding..Also get eval by dentist to get bite checked..Wear a night guard..

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