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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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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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How can I avoid grinding my teeth at night?

How can I avoid grinding my teeth at night?

Many causes: Someone may grind their teeth for a number of reasons. Often, the problem occurs because the muscles of the face and jaw are trying to get the teeth in a comfortable position. The muscles may be in spasm, you may have a tmj/tmd problem, stress, infection. Best to see a dentist asap. Often the cause is difficult to determine, so may have to treat the symptoms with a mouthpiece. ...Read more

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How can I stop the teeth clenching at night?

How can I stop the teeth clenching at night?

Teeth clenching: The best way to treat clenching is by wearing a night guard. Clenching is thought to be brought on from stress. Trying to relieve stress may help break the habit. ...Read more

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What can I use to prevent myself from grinding my teeth at night?

What can I use to prevent myself from grinding my teeth at night?

Night guard: There are night guard kits that can be customized at home. Dentists can also make a custom one from a mold. Another approach is to write your stresses of the day down in a notebook in the evening to release tension and give yourself the suggestion "i will not grind my teeth tonite"; try that ten times before bed. Sometimes that makes a big difference. Stress can be the true cause of the grinding. ...Read more

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How can I prevent snoring at night?

How can I prevent snoring at night?

See your doctor: Snoring indicates that air is not flowing freely to your lungs. Most commonly it indicates sleep apnea. Talk to your doctor about a sleep study. ...Read more

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What can I do for teeth grinding at night?

What can I do for teeth grinding at night?

Bruxism: Common in children and adults, if baby teeth, no worries, if adult, consider a sports tooth guard worn at night, availiable at your local sporting goods outlet. ...Read more

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How can I prevent snacking at night?

How can I prevent snacking at night?

Fiber with dinner.: Fiber helps control the appetite and may reduce your hunger overnight if you have a good amount of fiber with dinner. Choose vegetables high in fiber to eat with your dinner. You shouldn't get hungry at night and won't be looking for that snack. ...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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What can I do to stop grinding my teeth at night?

What can I do to stop grinding my teeth at night?

Less Masseter Spasm: Jaw muscles called masseters can be over active ; spastic causing clenching. My observations noted one-sided masseter spasm in people who slightly tilt head to one side, with spasm on non-tilt side. When two masseters unequal in strength, the jaw bone moves irregularly causing wear on temporalmandibular joint. Solutions include correct head tilt ; biofeedback to decrease masseter spasms. ...Read more

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How can I prevent grinding my teeth?

How can I prevent grinding my teeth?

Tough to do..: .. Especially if it is in your sleep. You don't even know you are doing it! speak to your dentist about fabricating a bruxism guard. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop night time teeth grinding?

Night guard: Getting a well constructed night guard may or may not help break the habit. The importance of the night guard is that it will minimize the damage that is being done when you do grind your teeth. ...Read more

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How can I stop grinding my teeth before bed?

How can I stop grinding my teeth before bed?

Relaxation or Botox: Practice some relaxation procedure as progressive muscle relaxation, guided imagery, self hypnosis, meditation. The"spilling over" of tension from the subconscious to the muscles may be reduced. Botox injections in masseter & temporalis muscles can reduce strength of the grinding without compromising speech write down a to-do list for tommorrow & any problems so rumination lessens & you can relax. ...Read more

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How do you stop teeth grinding at night ?

How do you stop teeth grinding at night ?

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

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How can I prevent reflux at night?

How can I prevent reflux at night?

Lifestyle changes: Make some changes: don't eat for at least 2 hours before you go to bed. Eat low fat, healthy, high fiber foods (see dash diet). Get regular exercise. Keep your waist line normal (< 40 in for men, < 35 in for women). If you've done all of the above and you still have night time symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I keep grinding holes into mouth guard, how can I prevent this?

I keep grinding holes into mouth guard, how can I prevent this?

ENT,dentist or psych: Talk to your dentist, an ear/nose/throat (ENT) specialist, and/or a psychiatrist about your problem - until someone can help you fix it. ...Read more

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What can help with wisdom teeth at night?

What can help with wisdom teeth at night?

NSAIDs or Tylenol (acetaminophen): Sometimes wisdom teeth are valuable asset when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned and require removal. Take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil for temporary relief and see your dentist for evaluation and x-rays. ...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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What can I do about broken brackets caused by grinding teeth at night?

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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