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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

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 to stop teeth grinding while sleeping?

How to stop teeth grinding while sleeping?

Grinding: You need to see your dentist who can make you an occlusal guard(night guard) to wear during sleep. ...Read more

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Grinding teeth when sleeping. what does it mean?

Grinding teeth when sleeping. what does it mean?

See a dentist : Parafunctional habit like bruxism or grinding can be caused by uncoordinated masticatory muscles or ear problems. A dentist may recommend a mouthguard but if you already have ringing of the ears and headache, you need further assessment by a dentist who has a background in TMJ, orthopedic, and orthodontic. When the TMJ and bite is already balanced, that is the best time to have a cosmetic work. ...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 could lead to grinding teeth while sleeping?

What could lead to grinding teeth while sleeping?

Life: Everyone, even babies, grind their teeth. It's when your grinding is severe enough to cause damage and pain that you need treatment. Profesionally made nightguards/splints are a great way to reduce your grinding (bruxsm) and protect your teeth. Increased stress levels only make matters worse. ...Read more

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How do I stop teeth-grinding and tension headaches?

See a specialist: Bruxism, or grinding of the teeth at night can be devastating to the teeth, muscles, the jaw joints and your overall health. It can wear down the teeth, affecting a domino effect of gum disease, loose teeth, shifting and moving of the teeth, headaches, on and on. It is not something that should be ignored or put off. See a dentist asap to avoid problems later. ...Read more

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Where can I purchase mouth guards for grinding teeth?

Where can I purchase mouth guards for grinding teeth?

Mouth guards: Almost every dentist can make you a custom mouth guard. You shouldn't buy a mouth guard that is not made for you specifically or it can cause problems. Just like one size fits all shoes aren't a good idea. ...Read more

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What can be done while sleeping to stop teeth grinding?

What can be done while sleeping to stop teeth grinding?

Nocturnal Bruxism: also called night time clenching, may cause tooth wear, and even damage or break teeth. Currently, no therapy has been proven effective in treating sleep bruxism. See your dentist for night guard fabrication for teeth protection. Good luck.
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Will using a pacifier stop teeth grinding during sleep?

Will using a  pacifier stop teeth grinding during sleep?

Unlikely See dentist: Probably not. Nighttime grinding in children (or adults!) can be related to sleep disordered breathing. The child may not be getting enough oxygen during sleep, or may have actual episodes of apnea. Have a dentist check the size and shape of the jaws, tongue size and position and tonsils/adenoids. Does the child snore? You may need referral to a pediatric ENT for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Grinding teeth and cleching jaw all the time, what to do?

See your dentist: for evaluation and habit control. A dentist can also customize a teeth night guard to protect your teeth. Good luck! ...Read more

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What should I do about my grinding teeth are sore every am?

What should I do about my grinding teeth are sore every am?

Grinding Teeth: I would see your dentist and ask about a few questions. Ask them to make you a nightguard or orthotic to help you protect your dentition. Also have them check your occlusion (your bite) and also have them check you for airway issues. These things may help you stop grinding your teeth or at least protect you from grinding your teeth away. ...Read more

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What the effect of clenching and grinding teeth while sleeping?

What the effect of clenching and grinding teeth while sleeping?

Grinding teeth: Clenching and grinding teeth is called bruxism. It is often done during sleep. The effects of bruxism include chronic headaches and migraines, poor sleep, sore jaws, worn and fractured teeth.
Bruxism is a habit that is often caused by stress.
A common, non-invasive treatment is a nightguard, made by your dentist. ...Read more

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What is the most effective night guard to combat teeth grinding?

What is the most effective night guard to combat teeth grinding?

Night Guards: There are so many types of night guard appliances which are designed to meet the individual and unique needs of the patient as well as a patient's tolerance. This is a question for you and your dentist to explore. Keep in mind that the time it takes to get used to an appliance, varies from person to person. ...Read more

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Is it possible for teeth grinding "shave" or chip metal fillings?

Is it possible for teeth grinding "shave" or chip metal fillings?

Yes: The muscles of the jaw and face are incredibly powerful and it's not uncommon for someone who grinds their teeth to damage not only the fillings, but also the teeth themselves. Talk to your dentist about a nightguard. ...Read more

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How long can teeth sensitivity due to grinding teeth (bruxism) last?

How long can teeth sensitivity due to grinding teeth (bruxism) last?

Differs: This really differs from person to person. The real issue comes down to resolving the bruxism, typically with an appliance and then treating the sensitivity. When it comes to the sensitivity, start with an otc product such as sensodyne. There are other things that can be done, but those are all things that require treatment in the dental office. ...Read more

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What does a teeth-grinding headache feel like compared to a migraine?

What does a teeth-grinding headache feel like compared to a migraine?

Varies: Headaches due to "grinding"and TMJ problems are generally located in the temple region and the back of the head. There can also be referred pain to the ear.
A migraine headache can cause intense throbbing or pulsing in varying areas of the head and is commonly accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. ...Read more

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What to do for bruxism (grinding teeth in sleep) if stress is work related?

What to do for bruxism (grinding teeth in sleep) if stress is work related?

Stress and bruxism: Stress is not the only cause of sleep bruxism. There are many more factors involved. With that said, there are many things you cn do to relieve stress; good diet, exercise, counseling, meditation/prayer, good sleep practices, and oothers. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop nighttime problems like teeth grinding and twitching?

What can I do to stop nighttime problems like teeth grinding and twitching?

Remove stressors: You may be having reactions to stress. Try relaxing before bed, glass of wine, warm bath, yoga, massage, exercise; clear your mind and your body will follow. You can seek the help of a counselor or psychiatric specialist. Reduce tension; a general medical consult may be helpful to rule out other systemic neurological problems. ...Read more

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Does Chewing Hard Food and Grinding Teeth alot make your Jaw Bigger and Stronger?

Does Chewing Hard Food and Grinding Teeth alot make your Jaw Bigger and Stronger?

Not good idea: Whether the overuse is chewing gum, biting pens, pencils, nails, chewing hard food, clenching or grinding of the teeth, these repetitive motions can injure the muscles, ligaments and tendons of your jaw and cause temporo-mandibular joint disorder. ...Read more

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