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Braces Cause Teeth Grinding
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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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