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A 37-year-old member asked:

how can i help myself from grinding my teeth?

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Dr. Gilberto Nunez
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
Night Guard: You need to buy an over the counter night guard or get a custom made by your dentist, the custom made is always best but more expensive.
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 35 years experience
Grinding teeth: Grinding teeth while awake or clenching could be managed via self managed technique .Buy those colored dots from staple and put one on the mirror where you shave or do your hair .Put one at the corner of your computer screen. And so on.Every time you see it remember to stop clenching.Also a fabricated mouth piece would greatly help.Also while driving try to touch the inside of upper teeth tongue.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Needing expert help. I have braces and i grind my teeth?

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Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 25 years experience
Consult dentist/s: Tough one! if this is significant, your dentist or orthodontist may decide to place a temporary 'sliding cover' over your teeth, as you will not be able to wear a night guard. The idea is to minimize tooth wear and damage while moving teeth. Please consult with your dentist and orthodontist to address this issue. Solution may vary from short-term monitoring to doing something more creative.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Massive teeth grinding problem, who do I go to get help from?

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Dr. William Coppola
Pediatric Dentistry 46 years experience
See the dentist: See a dentist or orthodontist to be sure you have an aligned bite. A dentist can fit you with a mouth guard to protect your teeth during sleep. Sometimes stress causes you to grind your teeth. Exercises or obtaining a prescription for muscle relaxants are among some other options that can help your dentist can fit you with a mouth guard to protect your teeth during sleep. Mouth.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Help docs! my antidepressants are making me grind my teeth?

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
Night guard: Some antidepressants can increase grinding and cause dry mouth, which can be harmful to the teeth. Talk to, your doctor and see if your medication can be changed without changing the effectiveness. Wearing a nightguard can prevent damage to your teeth. See your dentist about a nightguard. It will help.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Could use expert help with why am i grinding my teeth while i'm asleep?

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Dr. Wayne ORoark
Dentistry 57 years experience
Bite guard: Grinding or bruxism is a very common subconscience habit. It can be quite damaging to teeth and supporting bone. At the least, get a good dental exam for contributing factors and have bite guard made by a dentist. Do not rely on the over-the-conunter ones in the drug store. The bite guard is essential.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Recently i've been grinding my teeth help me stop!?

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Dr. Sam Markzar
Periodontics 27 years experience
Need a night guard !: See your dentist , and ask for information regarding all types of night guards. Most likely a combination soft/hard guard will be more tolerable than full hard guards. If u can't afford it, at least try the otc guards from pharmacies. Good luck

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