A 39-year-old member asked:
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why does it feel good to grind my teeth?

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Dr. TED FEDER
Dr. TED FEDER answered
39 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Relieves Stress Pain: Do your teeth hurt if you don't grind? Grinding puts pressure on a mildly painful tooth that sometimes takes away the pain. Grinding is also a psychological way to relieve stress. Also, a tooth that is too high in the bite will feel better if "ground down" by grinding.
Answered on Jan 14, 2018
Dr. Felicia Mata
24 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Protect Your Teeth: By wearing a mouthguard. Though it gives you relief grinding your teeth as a response to stress or merely a parafunctional habit, please focus on the damaging effect that can break your bank later on top of unaesthetic repercussions.
Answered on Aug 26, 2017

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