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How can I stop grinding my teeth when I sleep?

How can I stop grinding my teeth when I sleep?

De-Stress: "bruxism", the compulsory grinding of teeth day or night, is most often the result of built up anxiety and muscle tension in the body. Anxiety is what we experience when we have unresolved conflicts occupying our subconscious mind, manifesting with nervous tension. Try to learn to de-stress by identifying your unresolved conflicts and then writing down solutions to them before going to sleep. ...Read more

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How can I stop grinding my teeth in my sleep?

How can I stop grinding my teeth in my sleep?

Nocturnal bruxing: You cannot stop grinding your teeth during sleep. You do not have control over this. It is important that you see a dentist about this for a couple of reasons. First this can cause pain, headaches and be very destructive to your teeth. Secondly grinding can related to sleep apnea, a very serious condition. If you snore, are overweight, are tired during the daytime, get evaluated. ...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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Why do I grind my teeth when i sleep and how can I stop it?

Why do I grind my teeth when i sleep and how can I stop it?

Tooth grinding: Bruxism or tooth grinding is a condition which we do not know much about it's cause. It damages the teeth and tmjs. Needs to do a damage control and use mouth guard. ...Read more

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Apparently i grind my teeth when i sleep. How would i stop this?

Apparently i grind my teeth when i sleep. How would i stop this?

Sleep bruxism: To date, there is no treatment that can completely and permanantly stop this sleep related movement disorder. Oral splints can reduce the effects of the activity but they will not stop it. There has been some research that has shown that oral devices used to treat snoring and sleep apnea have significantly reduced sleep bruxism (sleep tooth grinding) as well. ...Read more

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How to stop grinding my teeth in my sleep?

How to stop grinding my teeth in my sleep?

See dentist: Maloclussion (teeth no touching each other) causes the grinding. A mouth guard/splintat night will reduce gringing. Dentist can offer other options depending on your exam findings. ...Read more

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I can't stop grinding my teeth in my sleep, help?

I can't stop grinding my teeth in my sleep, help?

See dentist: A mouthpiece may help you with grinding or may even cause you to grind more. The type of mouthpiece can often determine if it will improve your problems, but the mouthpiece alone may not be the answer. Do you wear the mouthpiece during the day and night. Grinding is what occurs at night, clenching occurs during the day. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop grinding my teeth without sleeping with a mouth guard?

Get a Nightguard: Daytime teeth grinding is a habit which can be reduced, like any other. But it's not easy. You have to constantly remind yourself to keep your teeth slightly apart. Night-time grinding cannot be stopped. It's a permanent pattern in your brainstem. You need a good nightguard. Otc appliances rarely work & often cause more pain. Have your dentist recommend /make the proper nightguard for you. ...Read more

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How could i get my four year old sister to stop grinding her teeth in her sleep?

How could  i get my four year old sister to stop grinding her teeth in her sleep?

Get mouth guard: See a dentist and get a mouth guard to avoid damage to teeth, but there really is no known treatment to stop a patient from grinding the teeth (bruxism). ...Read more

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