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

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

Night guards: Have your dentist fabricate night guards for you, or you can buy them over the counter and make them home. They should stop you from over night grinding as well as over day time if you have to. ...Read more

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What should I use to stop grinding my teeth at night besides a splint?

What should I use to stop grinding my teeth at night besides a splint?

There are many: Oral devices that are helpful in this regard. Two of the most common ones are the nti and the bitesoft devices - both of which cause posterior disclusion - prevent your back teeth from touching so there is a space between your back teeth. Consult with your dentist to see which device would be best suited for your condition. Hope this helps. ...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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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 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 do to refit/reshape a night brace for grinding teeth?

What can I do to refit/reshape a night brace for grinding teeth?

Better to remake: If you are referring to a generic night guard, throw it away as they have little value and may even do harm. For a dentist fabricated one, the time and money to try to re-adapt it is a bad idea. Have your dentist mae you a new one. ...Read more

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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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I have sleep apnea and I grind my teeth. How do I use cpak and night guard at same timr?

I have sleep apnea and I grind my teeth. How do I use cpak and night guard at same timr?

CPAP combo: Combination Dental Appliance Therapy with CPAP is very common, cost effective and predictable. However, if your Obstructive Sleep Apnea is mild to moderate Oral Appliance Therapy may replace your mask. See a dental sleep practitioner for consultation. ...Read more

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How can I prevent teeth grinding at night?

Brittany Chan Dr. Chan
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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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What to do if i grind my teeth and don't have a night guard, can I sleep in my mouth guard?

Not Recommended: A mouthguard that is made for sports is big and bulky and not fitted to the opposing teeth so can do more harm than good when used when unconscious (sleeping). It is usually made of a soft plastic material that will oftentimes make you want to clench and grind more. You should have a custom hard nightguard (splint) made by your dentist that he/she will be able to customize the bite. ...Read more

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How can i avoid teeth grinding during the day? My orthodontist says that i may be grinding teeth during the night too. What can i do about it?

How can i avoid teeth grinding during the day? My orthodontist says that i may be grinding teeth during the night too. What can i do about it?

Teeth grinding: Teeth grinding and/or clenching (bruxism) is commonly a stress-related habit. At night you can wear a bite guard to protect your teeth and relieve the pressure on your jaw (TMJ). During the day you need to become aware of this habit and relax your jaw. Your teeth should only touch when you are chewing. Otherwise, "lips together and teeth apart". See a dentist who is experienced in treating bruxism ...Read more

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How can I find out if I grind my teeth at night?

How can I find out if I grind my teeth at night?

See your dentist : They can tell be the condition of your teeth and bite. I will defer to my dental colleagues on this one. ...Read more

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How can I stop grinding my teeth at night? I grind my teeth at night, and sometimes wake up with a sore jaw or headache in the morning. How can I stop? .

Dr. David May Dr. May
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How can I stop grinding my teeth at night? I grind my teeth at night, and sometimes wake up with a sore jaw or headache in the morning. How can I stop?


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Snoring?: Do you also snore loudly and/or are you excessively tired during the day? If you have either, or bothnof these other symptoms don't just get a night guard. She a sleep physician and get tested for osa. Upper night guards have been shown to make osa worse. ...Read more

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How do I really know if i grind or clench my teeth at night?

How do I really know if i grind or clench my teeth at night?

Bruxing: You may not know if you grind your teeth during the night but your dentist can tell by the wear, recesion, sensitive teeth and muscles. Your partner may hear you grind your teeth. You may also have sleep apnea if you grind your teeth during the night. Are you tired alot, have high blood pressure, acid reflux, overwieght, snore? These are some of the symptoms of sleep apnea. Ger evaluated. ...Read more

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How can I tell when I grind my teeth at night?

How can I tell when I grind my teeth at night?

Sore facial muscles: Best is to have someone sleep next to you report it! ok so in the morning if you have soreness in the jaw muscles, or feel tightness or when you open and close your mouth it feels a bit sore, you could be grinding teeth. ...Read more

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My tongue is puffy and can see teeth marks, i also think i grind my teeth at night how do you know if you actually do grind your teeth?

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My tongue is puffy and can see teeth marks, i also think i grind my teeth at night how do you know if you actually do grind your teeth?

Tongue Scalloping : When the borders of the tongue has marks like indentations is called scalloped tongue. The scalloped tongue could be signs of many medical conditions like blood disorder, B12 deficiency, arthritis, sinus or digestive problems. Recent studies show that 89% of people with tongue scalloping suffer obstructive sleep apnea. Teeth grinding is easy to diagnosed. Rec.: see an orofacial pain specialist. ...Read more

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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 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 teeth grinding at night?

Brittany Chan Dr. Chan
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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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Wanted to know if i can use an opro gum shield to stop teeth grinding at night?

Wanted to know if i can use an opro gum shield to stop teeth grinding at night?

See a dentist first: First, oral appliances--including a night guard--do not help you "stop grinding". They work to keep teeth from being further damaged from grinding: you are likely to grind just as much. Worn teeth do not necessarily mean grinding. Acid reflux or gerd makes teeth worn down rapidly even with only occasional clenching or grinding. Please see a dentist to learn more about your condition first. ...Read more

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What are some reasons for teeth grinding at night? Does being overweight contribute somehow? Any natural way to stop the involuntary habit?

What are some reasons for teeth grinding at night?  Does being overweight contribute somehow?  Any natural way to stop the involuntary habit?

Maybe: Some studies relate grinding to airway issues and being overweight puts you at increased risk for airway issues. So yes being overweight may contribute to nighttime grinding. See a dentist trained in dealing with breathing issues to address your concerns. ...Read more

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Is there a way to stop teeth grinding at night without a mouth guard?

Is there a way to stop teeth grinding at night without a mouth guard?

2nd best: The go-to treatment is a mouth guard to protect the teeth. But there are other, less effective, modalities. Some of them are muscle relaxants, analgesics, psychotherapy, occlusal adjustment, malocclusion modification (braces), and others. Your Dentist will know the best course of treatment for you depending on the cause of your grinding. ...Read more

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Will invisalign retainers work the same as a mouth guard for teeth grinding at night?

No: A properly fitted mouth guard for clenching/grinding purposes will be fitted to your bite and problem associated with your teeth grinding habit. Invisalign retainers are much thinner and do not take into consideration the way your teeth come together when they are in so could actually make a person who suffers from clenching/grinding, clench/grind more when wearing at night and grind through them. ...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 do I know if i'm grinding teeth at night and how can I stop it?

How do I know if i'm grinding teeth at night and how can I stop it?

TMJ: Do you have any TMJ symptoms? Check with your dentist. A night guard will prevent damage to your teeth if you are grinding. Most people grind because of stress so do your best to control your stress(exercise, meditate or?). ...Read more

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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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Help to stop grinding teeth at night - can biofeedback or something similar effective?

Help to stop grinding teeth at night - can biofeedback or something similar effective?

Yes, electromyogram: Biofeedback is effective for bruxism. In addition to in-office training, there are simple, portable EMG units that can be used at night to interrupt the habit of clenching and grinding. Find a certified biofeedback professional at www.Bcia.Org or www.Aapb.Org. ...Read more

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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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Can a child wear an adult night guard for teeth grinding?

NO: Bruxism is the term for this and it indicates as surely as anything can that the limbic system of the brain is in a marginal metabolic state.The easiest way to cause this is through a diet that is filles with "empty calories" partularly sweets. Look at my blog entitled "oxygen the spark of life" which you can google. ...Read more

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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 is a good night guard for grinding teeth? Upper or lower?

What is a good night guard for grinding teeth? Upper or lower?

Dentist made: The best brux guard is fabricated by a dentist and either on the top or bottom jaws are equally effective. However, if you have pain during the day from clenching, then a bottom brux guard can be worn with minimal speech impediments. ...Read more

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What can I do to refit/reshape a night brace for grinding teeth?

Better to remake: If you are referring to a generic night guard, throw it away as they have little value and may even do harm. For a dentist fabricated one, the time and money to try to re-adapt it is a bad idea. Have your dentist mae you a new one. ...Read more

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How do dentists look for symptoms of teeth grinding in the night?

How do dentists look for symptoms of teeth grinding in the night?

Signs of wear: Night grinding or bruxism can be seen in the wear patterns on the back teeth (molars). The dentist will observe flat areas on the teeth that normally are ridges. Patients usually report sore jaws or muscles in the morning and their partners note noisy grinding during sleep. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a night guard for teeth grinding for child 5 years of age?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Can you recommend a night guard for teeth grinding for child 5 years of age?

Short-lived habit: For most kids this habit is short-lived. The vast majority will outgrow it by age 7 and no treatment or night guards are needed. ...Read more

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