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What can be done for teeth that are shifting from grinding?

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 more

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What can be done for teeth grinding?

What can be done for teeth grinding?

Bruxism: Only your dentist can determine the proper treatment for your grinding. Generally a night guard or bruising appliance can help prevent the damaged caused by grinding your teeth. ...Read more

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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 ?

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 more

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What can be done to stop grinding your teeth?

What can be done to stop grinding your teeth?

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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What can be done to stop myself from grinding my teeth?

What can be done to stop myself from grinding my teeth?

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 be done about grinding and clenching teeth at night?

What can be done about grinding and clenching teeth at night?

Wear a night guard: Grinding and clenching at night is quite common. About 40% of the population does this. We recommend a night guard. While a night guard will not prevent grinding and clenching, it will prevent the harmful effects of grinding and clenching. ...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. ...Read more

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Why do we grind our teeth?

Why do we grind our teeth?

Stress: Stress is usually the cause of tooth grinding or bruxism. Grinding may also be habitual or related to occlusion(the way your teeth come together). ...Read more

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How to stop grinding my teeth?

How to stop grinding my teeth?

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 more

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