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Doctor insights on: Autism And Teeth Grinding

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Does grinding teeth gives headache?

Does grinding teeth gives headache?

Yes can..: Yes grinding can cause headaches..Temperomandibular joints connect lower jaw to temporal bone of the skull hence TMJ disorders or grinding can cause dull deep headaches.. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Patients with autism may display significant delays in certain developmental areas while having normal or superior strengths in other developmental or learning domains. The severity of the disorder is highly variable ...Read more


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Does having braces cause teeth grinding?

Does having braces cause teeth grinding?

Possibly: When your teeth are moving and subconsciously or consciously you feel that your teeth are not hitting correctly, you may clench and grind to attempt to "mill" the bite down to make them hit "correctly". Not good but can happen. ...Read more

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Can I use tranquilizers for teeth grinding?

Can I use tranquilizers for teeth grinding?

Yes, clonazepam: However, you must be screened for other comorbid medical conditions before being considered for pharmacotherapy. Underlying disorders and medications (e.g SSRI) may interfere with motor activities during sleep and must be assessed before other treatments are recommended. See a a sleep specialist. ...Read more

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How do you stop teeth grinding during sleep?

How do you stop teeth grinding during sleep?

You Can't: The habit of teeth grinding is permanently ingrained in your brainstem. It's part of who you are. In periods of low stress, the habit is less pronounced, but it doesn't go away. There are several oral appliances which can minimize the damage that this habit can cause. In extreme cases, medications can help, but they have lots of side-effects. See your dentist and get a nightguard to start. ...Read more

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Teeth brace cause teeth grinding, is that possible?

Teeth brace cause teeth grinding, is that possible?

Not likely: Usually it is just the opposite orthodontics make the teeth sore and people tend not to grind, but i suppose anything is possible. ...Read more

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How can sleep specialists help with my teeth grinding?

Depends on the cause: A sleep specialist would likely order an overnight sleep study to evaluate if you are grinding/clenching your teeth at night. This could be related to sleep apnea which is also diagnosed during the overnight study. Treatment options can include a dental device to prevent tooth damage or in some cases antidepressants can be prescribed that help with symptoms. Speak to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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What are the sinus problems that causes teeth grinding?

What are the sinus problems that causes teeth grinding?

Pseudo-Sinusitis: also called fake" sinusitis caused by tooth grinding. The force caused by the jaw muscles when clenching at night can stimulate the ostium causing irritation of the membrane and triggering all the sinusitis symptoms. Currently, no therapy has been proven effective in treating sleep bruxism. Maybe night guard to protect your teeth. ...Read more

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Grinding teeth and cleching jaw all the time, what to do?

See your dentist: for evaluation and habit control. A dentist can also customize a teeth night guard to protect your teeth. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can a child wear an adult night guard for teeth grinding?

NO: Bruxism is the term for this and it indicates as surely as anything can that the limbic system of the brain is in a marginal metabolic state.The easiest way to cause this is through a diet that is filles with "empty calories" partularly sweets. Look at my blog entitled "oxygen the spark of life" which you can google. ...Read more

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How do I stop my teeth grinding without using a night guard?

How do I stop my teeth grinding without using a night guard?

Make sure you: Have been check and rule out you do not have sleep apnea, second try to reduce stress in your life with some meditation and exercise. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

Autism spectrum disorder, also called pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), is a type of condition that includes life-long impairment in the ability to communicate and to have normal social interactions. These include ...Read more


Grinding Teeth (Definition)

Just like it sounds, it means you ...Read more