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What Can Be Done For Teeth That Are Shifting From Grinding
Grinding Teeth: Grinding of teeth, usually at night, is a common problem called bruxism. Most of this happens unconsciously while you are sleeping and thus is hard to control. The best treatment is a bite plate (like a football tooth guard) which a dentist can make for you. The effects of chronic grinding is to wear down the surface of the teeth which is easily seen on exam. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I grind my front teeth all the time day or night . What causes me to do it and what can be done to help stop it ?
The cause of: Bruxism is not well understood. Stress, sleep disorders, malocclusions, and bite interferences are some theories. Different dentists have very different theories on how best to treat this problem. Many dentists have little true knowledge in this area and simply make a ng. I would start by finding a local dentist who has extensive training and experience in this area and take it from there. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i reverse damage caused by bruxism? I've been grinding my teeth for years, but did not get a night guard until two years ago. My front bottom teeth especially are ground down and smaller than they used to be. Is there anything that can be done to rebu
Relax, reduce stress: Many people grind their teeth during times of great emotional stress. If there is much going on in your life right now, take a step back and try and relax. Clear your mind of daily disturbances. Meditate, whatever it takes to reduce the stress is your first step. Next see a dentist to make sure the grinding hasn't caused any damage and have a mouth guard made. Muscle relaxers can help temporarily. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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