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what can be done for teeth grinding?

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Dr. TED FEDER
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 40 years experience
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 can make a more comfortable appliance but $$. Maybe your bite needs to be adjusted by a dentist.
Dr. Ryan Tamburrino
Specializes in Orthodontics
Get an appliance: Talk with your dentist about having an appliance made to help prevent stresses on the chewing system as well as to protect the teeth. There are several different options that are available. The devices you can buy at the store have been shown to actually increase stresses and induce grinding activity, so these are not recommended.
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 29 years experience
Bruxism: Only your dentist can determine the proper treatment for your grinding. Generally a night guard or bruising appliance can help prevent the damaged caused by grinding your teeth.
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
GrindCare: A grinding plate also called a bruxguard is the most common choice. However recently a new deice has become available to shut down the muscle hyperactivity during night time grinding. I have been successfully been using this device to treat night bruxism and clenching. It is an external device that uses biofeedback.

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The gums above my two front teeth are swollen and I need them to go back to normal within 72 hours what do I do?

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Brush, rinse, floss: Brush and keep them clean, floss them gently and try rinsing with warm salt water in that area specifically. Rinse for a minute or so or as long as you can. This should help it go away. If the swelling is not going away you need to see your dentist to have it checked out. Good luck.
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How come when I smile wide my mouth trembles?

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What can be done about grinding and clenching teeth at night?

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Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 41 years experience
Structural damage: Sleep bruxism is a parafunctional activity that occurs in nearly all people. It is simply night-time clenching or grinding of the teeth. Bruxism can cause significant damage to the teeth and tmj. It can be reponsible for tension type headache pain. It is best managed with a custom fitted nightime splint that if designed well can minimize or eliminate all of these effects.
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A 37-year-old male asked:

I grind my front teeth all the time day or night . What causes me to do it and what can be done to help stop it ?

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
Comprehensive exam: The place to start is with a comprehensive dental exam by a dentist or prosthodontist.Your teeth, bite, TMJ and habits will be examined to find out why you are grinding once the why is known a treatment can be established. This can be a complex problem to treat.
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What can be done to stop grinding your teeth?

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Dr. Reena Gupta
Dentistry 19 years experience
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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