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I have a mannerism whenever im asleep my teeth are striking with each other?

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 37 years experience
Grinding teeth: Grinding or clenching your teeth during sleep can cause pain, headaches, worn and broken teeth. It can interfere with you normal sleep cycles. It is important to see a dentist for an evaluation and a night guard. You can't stop doing this yourself so please call a dentist.
Dr. Richard Leaderman
Periodontics 50 years experience
Bruxism: It's very common to clench and grind your teeth at night. This could cause head aches. You should see your dentist and have a bite guard made.

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