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Stop Teeth Grinding On Cocaine
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People don't stop grinding. They grind due to the stresses of life...Work, family, school, relationships and perhaps sinus troubles
what your dentist is trying to do is to protect your teeth from the effects of grinding or bruxing. That would be your teeth wearing down, cracking or breaking. So you have a soft or hard bite guard fabricated. This can be worn day or nite or both depending on you. ...Read more
No: Most of the time, we cannot stop tooth grinding. This typically happens at night when we are sleeping. The best thing for tooth grinding (or bruxism) is to have a custom mouthguard made that protects the teeth and the tm joint. Over the counter mouthguards are not effective and can worsen the problem. It is important to have a nightguard if you do grind to prevent damage to your teeth. ...Read more
Really can't easily: It is usually a subconcious thing and stopping is not easy. Reduce stress and protect your teeth. Get an occlusal night guard. It will not stop you from grinding but it will save your teeth from the damage. I rec a hard one if you grind heavy. You will chew through a soft one quickly. ...Read more
Not possible: Bruxism is strongly related to heredity and stress. Cannot do much to change either while sometimes is short term most who have bruxism do it all there lives. Answer is to always wear a nightguard. Custom nightguard from your dentist is mush more durable and comfortable than any over the counter. ...Read more
See a dentist first: First, oral appliances--including a night guard--do not help you "stop grinding". They work to keep teeth from being further damaged from grinding: you are likely to grind just as much. Worn teeth do not necessarily mean grinding. Acid reflux or gerd makes teeth worn down rapidly even with only occasional clenching or grinding. Please see a dentist to learn more about your condition first. ...Read more
You cannot: It is a fact that nocturnal or sleep bruxism is not going to be cured by intervention. It is not a curable movement disorder. Occlusal splints are generally appreciated to prevent tooth wear and injury and perhaps reduce night time clenching or grinding behavior rather than altering a causative malocclusion. In addition, they are unlikely to significantly reducing nocturnal behavior. ...Read more
You cannot: Teeth grinding or brutism is a central neurologic phenomenon. The only thing we can do is to manage its effects by nighttime bite devises. One in particular is effective in reducing the elevating muscles force by up to 70 percent called a nti. Others are full arch bite splints called nightguards that protect the teeth from enamel wear and damage. ...Read more
Multifactorial: Teeth grinding is a protective mechanism, where a body unconsciously try to remove an interference between upper and lower arch. It is also a response to muscle spasm due to stress, where continuous clenching and grinding leads to excessive occlusal wear and/or tooth hypersensitivity. Malocclusion also cause grindings. Bite guard to alleviate symptom, correct occlusion to eliminate the cause. ...Read more
None Known: I am not aware of any medication that stops nighttime bruxism or tooth grinding. ...Read more
Would taking calcium with magnesium help to stop or reduce teeth grinding even if calcium levels are normal?
Probably not: Teeth grinding can be a result of many different things. Some may include stress, poor occlusion, medications, etc. It is not always possible to get someone to stop. A nightguard will at least protect your teeth while you grind, and sometimes it will eliminate the grinding as well. ...Read more
What are some reasons for teeth grinding at night? Does being overweight contribute somehow? Any natural way to stop the involuntary habit?
See a specialist: Bruxism, or grinding of the teeth at night can be devastating to the teeth, muscles, the jaw joints and your overall health. It can wear down the teeth, affecting a domino effect of gum disease, loose teeth, shifting and moving of the teeth, headaches, on and on. It is not something that should be ignored or put off. See a dentist asap to avoid problems later. ...Read more
Unlikely See dentist: Probably not. Nighttime grinding in children (or adults!) can be related to sleep disordered breathing. The child may not be getting enough oxygen during sleep, or may have actual episodes of apnea. Have a dentist check the size and shape of the jaws, tongue size and position and tonsils/adenoids. Does the child snore? You may need referral to a pediatric ENT for further evaluation. ...Read more
Remove stressors: You may be having reactions to stress. Try relaxing before bed, glass of wine, warm bath, yoga, massage, exercise; clear your mind and your body will follow. You can seek the help of a counselor or psychiatric specialist. Reduce tension; a general medical consult may be helpful to rule out other systemic neurological problems. ...Read more
2nd best: The go-to treatment is a mouth guard to protect the teeth. But there are other, less effective, modalities. Some of them are muscle relaxants, analgesics, psychotherapy, occlusal adjustment, malocclusion modification (braces), and others. Your Dentist will know the best course of treatment for you depending on the cause of your grinding. ...Read more
How do I stop teeth grinding (the cause) at night during the healing phase following allograft gum grafting?
Bruxism cause: The cause of bruxism is not well understood. It might be related to stress, sleep disorder, occlusal dysharmony, etc. Appliance can be made to minimize or eliminate the damage caused by these habits on teeth and jaw joints. Discuss this issue with your own general dentist and periodontist. ...Read more
I got a night time mouth guard for teeth grinding & jaw locking. Now my jaw is 10x worse & misaligned. Should I stop wearing it? What elsecan I do to?
Diagnosis is key: Orofacial Pain specialists are dedicated exclusively to the treatment of orofacial pain, TMJ pain, jaw pain, facial pain, bruxism and TMJ disorders. Find a doctor close to where you live or work. Early diagnosis is key to better outcomes. ...Read more