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Doctor insights on: Braces Cause Teeth Grinding

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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

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...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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Do getting braces help with teeth grinding and receeding gums issues?

Do getting braces help with teeth grinding and receeding gums issues?

Partly: By improving your bite with braces, the stresses caused by grinding can be better distributed over your entire chewing system. This may help in part to lessen the issues with receding gums, but mostly likely will not stop the grinding. A nightguard appliance post-ortho and/or appliances to protect the system during ortho will probably still be advised. ...Read more

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What can I do to refit/reshape a night brace for grinding teeth?

What can I do to refit/reshape a night brace for grinding teeth?

Better to remake: If you are referring to a generic night guard, throw it away as they have little value and may even do harm. For a dentist fabricated one, the time and money to try to re-adapt it is a bad idea. Have your dentist mae you a new one. ...Read more

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Could grinding teeth cause tounge injuries?

Could grinding teeth cause tounge injuries?

Rare but could: You cannot grind teeth if your tongue is in between. But it is quite possible that you get your tongue caught and hurt when you are aggressively grinding. This would happen more often if you have any missing tooth, as a portion of tongue tends to slip out of position and get in the way. If you are asking this question because of sore tongue, make sure you have it checked, though. Important! ...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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What is the cause of teeth grinding during sleep? How can it be stopped?

What is the cause of teeth grinding during sleep? How can it be stopped?

Stress. Custom guard: The most commonly accepted theory of why people grind their teeth is stress. Other contributing factors could be malocclusion (misaligned teeth) or missing teeth. Your best option to stop grinding, or at least prevent damage to your teeth and TMJ is to have your dentist make a custom fitted "night guard" which is comfortable to wear when you sleep. It can also be worn during the day ...Read more

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Does clenching teeth cause deeper valleys and opposed to grinding teeth which causes flattening? Molars

The facts: Nothing that you do or don't do will cause deeper valleys in your teeth. Clenching will also not have effect on tooth anatomy. Tooth grinding will flatten teeth as the enamel is worn away. If you have any of these issues, discuss possible ways to limit the harmful effects of bruxism on your teeth, gums and jaw joints. ...Read more

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What is the cause of grinding teeth while asleep?

What is the cause of grinding teeth while asleep?

Many things: Grinding or bruxism as it is called is caused by many things including overbite, sleep problems, and uneven wear of teeth or new fillings. ...Read more

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What causes grinding teeth and twitching while asleep?

What causes grinding teeth and twitching while asleep?

Stress: Possibly it's related to stress in your life. You manage it while awake, but when you sleep, your subconscious takes over and away your jaws / muscles go- grinding.. Another theory is that you might have constricted breathing airways and it's a way your body compensates to try to get more air. ...Read more

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How do I stop teeth grinding? What causes teeth grinding and what can stop it?

Dr. Dinh Bui Dr. Bui
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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

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Does stress cause teeth grinding?

Does stress cause teeth grinding?

Totally!: Sometimes, during therapy, i notice that people dealing with a stressful event grind their teeth. Learn to eradicate stress and especially to relax your jaw. Try http://drmiller.Pinnaclecart.Com/index.Php?P=product&id=18. ...Read more

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What causes teeth grinding while sleeping?

What causes teeth grinding while sleeping?

Grinding teeth: Teeth grinding is caused by involuntary contraction of the jaw (masseter) muscle during sleep. This in turn is usually caused by stress or chronic habits (like chewing on pencils). Since the individual is asleep, s/he is unable to control it. The best management is to have your dentist make a mouth guard to protect the teeth and reduce the friction. Ibuprofen will help for pain. ...Read more

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What can I do about broken brackets caused by grinding teeth at night?

Tough situation...: I would find out from your orthodontist. In some cases a band can be used that has a bracket soldered onto it. ...Read more

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Do energy drinks cause teeth-grinding or just insomnia?

Do energy drinks cause teeth-grinding or just insomnia?

Both: They can cause both in the right patient. In general they are stimulants so they can cause these problems and others. ...Read more

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Jaw ache causes? Besides teeth grinding 

Jaw ache causes? Besides teeth grinding 

Many: Including Hx of trauma, malocclusion, parafunctional habits, infection, reaction to medication, systemic disorder, stress, referred pain, and many other possibilities. See your Dentist for diagnosis and treatment or referral. ...Read more

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Why would my jaw be aching for the last 3 days? I haven't noticed my teeth grinding so what could the cause be?

Why would my jaw be aching for the last 3 days? I haven't noticed my teeth grinding so what could the cause be?

Myofascial pain?: Referred pain from the muscles of mastication or other sources, like wisdom teeth, gum infection, etc. If muscle, spray and stretch, deep massage, relaxation techniques will ameliorate the condition.
Rec. See your dentist for final diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm a guy I would like to know if chewing gum or teeth grinding could cause a square jaw and how long does it take 2 develop a square jaw 2tru dat?

Hi, I'm a guy I would like to know if chewing gum or teeth grinding could cause a square jaw and how long does it take 2 develop a square jaw 2tru dat?

Masseter hypertrophy: Clenching and grinding your teeth may increase size and appearance of masseter muscles and completely change facial appearance (square jaw). Botox is an excellent treatment option to soften, relax, and return facial shape to normal size. ...Read more

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Does TMJ cause teeth grinding? I've never been diagnosed with tmj, and but have ground my teeth for a long time. And lately, i've been having facial pain and headaches when i wake up in the morning. Should i my dentist is I have tmj? .

Sleep Bruxism: Many factors can be responsible for headaches and facial pain. You should talk with a dentist who has been trained in these disorders to get an appropriate diagnosis and develop the best treatment approach. ...Read more

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Can problems with teeth grinding affect and cause muscle twitching?

Can problems with teeth grinding affect and cause muscle twitching?

And alot more: Yes, grinding of teeth and excessive use of the masseter and temporalis, and muscles of mastication can produce twitching as well as injury to the TMJ and dental structures. ...Read more

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How do I stop teeth grinding (the cause) at night during the healing phase following allograft gum grafting?

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

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Will using a mouth guard for teeth grinding cause jaw pain?

Will using a mouth guard for teeth grinding cause jaw pain?

Possible: 2 reasons to wear a mouthguard for grinding are 1) to prevent tooth wear and 2) prevent damage to jaw/TMJ. Some guards actually make the grinding worse. See a TMJ expert for guidance about this. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask MD, dentist and dental society for referral. ...Read more

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Is there an antidepressant that doesn't cause bruxing?? I'm currently on prozac (fluoxetine). Antidepressants/ssris have always caused teeth grinding and pain.

Is there an antidepressant that doesn't cause bruxing?? I'm currently on prozac (fluoxetine). Antidepressants/ssris have always caused teeth grinding and pain.

Talk to doc: not everyone gets that side effect from SSRIs. Talk to your doctor, and consider one of the other options,like an SNRI or mirtrazapine. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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How do u treat myofacial pain syndrome caused by teeth grinding? Wisdom teeth recently removed. Cpap machine is making pain worse, per dentist.

How do u treat myofacial pain syndrome caused by teeth grinding? Wisdom teeth recently removed. Cpap machine is making pain worse, per dentist.

See a dentist: Who is proficient at treating evaluating TMJ / myofacial pain. Treatments can include medications with muscle relaxants and analgesics, fabrication of oral appliances (depending on your individual situation) , mad (mandibular advancement device) etc. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Hi and thanks in advance. Is excessive sleep, sleep attacks, grinding teeth, and itchy face and scalp caused by my ocd, depression and anxiety?

Hi and thanks in advance. Is excessive sleep, sleep attacks, grinding teeth, and itchy face and scalp caused by my ocd, depression and anxiety?

Most likely: All the symptoms you are referring to are anxiety related, certainly the teeth grinding , unspecified dermatitis.. the sleep excess or sleep attacks would require further evaluation though questioning and history taking for them to be properly diagnosed.
I recommend you to do a formal psychiatric consult. ...Read more

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Hi .Was trying to sleep , grinding teeth off/on then felt burning sensation & tingling near temple area. Then in bed, woke up .palpations , & tingling , burning ache everywhere ? Could TMJ cause this?

Hi .Was trying to sleep , grinding teeth off/on then felt burning sensation & tingling near temple area. Then in bed, woke up .palpations , & tingling , burning ache everywhere ? Could TMJ cause this?

TMJ not the cause: TMJ would not be a cause of palpitations and aching all over.
Why not clear the TMJ?
Draw a vertical line on your mirror.
practice relaxing your jaw so that it opens midline.
see www.grossaninstitute.com for more details. ...Read more

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How do you stop grinding teeth?

How do you stop grinding teeth?

Bruxing guard: See a dentist or a prosthodontist to determine the problem of your grinding. They can make an appliance called a bruxing gaurd that will protect your teeth from the grinding, . ...Read more

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How can I stop grinding teeth?

Stay calm.: 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

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