A 30-year-old member asked:
does smiling with clenched teeth decrease bruxism?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Steven Bender answered
34 years experience Dentistry
NO: If your teeth are clenched together, you are incresing muscle activity.
Answered on Dec 3, 2012
Dr. Joseph Ritz answered
45 years experience Dentistry
No: Bruxism is a neuro-muscular habit. The causes are varied and contraversial. See your dentist and discuss options for management of this common but potentially damaging pattern.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
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