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What makes people grind their teeth during sleep?

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Dr. Sal Aragona answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Bruxism: Grinding of the teeth called brutism is a common sleep disorder called parasomnia. It is related to stress levels generally. Bite devises are typically used to limit the damage to teeth and jaw joint.

Answered 2/7/2017

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Dr. Jonathan Engel answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Lots of reasons: There are all sorts of reasons for clenching and or grinding. It is my experience that it is a major stress coping mechanism. Regardless of the reason, these habits are very bad for the teeth, mouth and all muscles in the area. I f you suffer from lots of headaches you could be clenching or grinding your teeth.

Answered 12/7/2012

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