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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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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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Is teeth grinding a mental disorder?

Is teeth grinding a mental disorder?

Teeth grinding: Chronic teeth grinding and/or clenching (bruxism) is not a mental disorder. It is a habit, usually in response to stress. It may also result from an uneven bite. Bruxism most often occurs during sleep, but also often occurs during waking hours. It is also common in people who have sleep apnea. Talk to your dentist about behavior modification during the day and treatment for nighttime bruxism. ...Read more

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How can I stop grinding teeth in sleep?

How can I stop grinding teeth in sleep?

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

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How can I prevent teeth grinding at night?

How can I prevent teeth grinding at night?

Dental guards: People who grind their teeth at night can wear down their teeth. A dentist can fit a person with dental guards (like a retainer) to prevent the teeth from grinding during sleep. In some cities, there are dental specialists who customize dental "appliances". There are also generic over-the-counter guards to prevent grinding, but one should ask his dentist if the otc guard is fitting well. ...Read more

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How can one stop teeth grinding (bruxism)?

How can one stop teeth grinding (bruxism)?

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

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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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Mouthguard or nightguard for teeth grinding?

Mouthguard or nightguard for teeth grinding?

They are the same: Interchangeable words for the same device. A well-fitting, dentist custom made mouthguard is a device that will either allow you to continue to grind, but instead of tooth vs. Tooth wearing down, you will have tooth vs. Mouthguard (which is softer than tooth & will wear instead of tooth). This will also act as a "stress-breaker" and in some people wearing it makes them stop grinding. ...Read more

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What can I do about teeth grinding/ bruxism?

What can I do about  teeth grinding/ bruxism?

Splint: You can have a night mouth splint and this will help reduce the grinding and bruxism. See your dentist for a custom made splint. ...Read more

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I have a toothache and a teeth grinding problem. Help?

Yes: Clenching and grinding your teeth together while you're awake or asleep can stress your jaw joint as well as your teeth. If there are particular teeth that interfere with each other as you grind your teeth together, these teeth can become especially sensitive or painful. See your dentist for an evaluation. You may be helped by a "brux splint". ...Read more

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Grinding Teeth (Definition)

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