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What causes children to grind their teeth at night?

What causes children to grind their teeth at night?

Current research: indicates that it is due to poor airway. The child needs to be evaluated by a dentist versed in treating sleep apnea, sleep disordered breathing and by a MD to order a sleep study if possible. ...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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What causes small teeth in adults?

What causes small teeth in adults?

Genetics: You inherit tooth size and jaw size from your ancestors. They don't always match. Your dentist can help. Call for an appointment. ...Read more

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What are the sinus problems that causes teeth grinding?

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What are the sinus problems that causes teeth grinding?

Pseudo-Sinusitis: also called fake" sinusitis caused by tooth grinding. The force caused by the jaw muscles when clenching at night can stimulate the ostium causing irritation of the membrane and triggering all the sinusitis symptoms. Currently, no therapy has been proven effective in treating sleep bruxism. Maybe night guard to protect your teeth. ...Read more

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Dds's only: what are the major reasons why adults tend to loose back teeth earlier in life than front teeth?

Dds's only: what are the major reasons why adults tend to loose back teeth earlier in life than front teeth?

Access: People tend to keep their front teeth cleaner as it is easier for them to see them and have easier access for brushing and flossing. Conversely, the back teeth are harder to get to to clean. Further, the back teeth are larger and wider with more of an area to keep clean between them where more cavities tend to develop. Finally some people don't mind losing a back tooth, but missing a front tooth? ...Read more

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What are the causes of teeth clenching while sleeping?

What are the causes of teeth clenching while sleeping?

Abnormal bite: Although teeth grinding can be caused by stress and anxiety, it often occurs during sleep and is more likely caused by an abnormal bite or missing or crooked teeth. ...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 losing baby teeth be the cause of bad breath in children?

Can losing baby teeth be the cause of bad breath in children?

Infection: Bad breath sign of infection, as in abscessed baby tooth. Or can be from poor oral hygiene. Need to gloss your child's teeth daily. Or can be infected tonsils/adenoids. Start w dentist. He may want you to see ent. ...Read more

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What causes a person to clench their teeth often?

What causes a person to clench their teeth often?

Several: Stress, habit, bad bite are the main causes of clenching. You can control some of this but not all the causes. It is best to see a dentist and have a night guard made. This will protect you teeth and TMJ and decrease pain and headaches. ...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 causes gum pain in someone with false teeth?

What causes gum pain in someone with false teeth?

Ill-fitting denture: Usually gum pain in false teeth (dentures) is caused by a poorly fitting denture. It could require just an adjustment or it could require a reline or even a remake. It should be evaluated by a dentist. ...Read more

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Does clenching teeth cause deeper valleys and opposed to grinding teeth which causes flattening? Molars

Does clenching teeth cause deeper valleys and opposed to grinding teeth which causes flattening? Molars

The facts: Nothing that you do or don't do will cause deeper valleys in your teeth. Clenching will also not have effect on tooth anatomy. Tooth grinding will flatten teeth as the enamel is worn away. If you have any of these issues, discuss possible ways to limit the harmful effects of bruxism on your teeth, gums and jaw joints. ...Read more

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Can loss of front and bottom teeth height contribute to tmj, tongue enlargement, and posterior crossbite from clenching. ?

Can loss of front and bottom teeth height contribute to tmj, tongue enlargement, and posterior crossbite from clenching. ?

Yes and ...: A relationship exists between how your teeth fit together, how your joints and muscles are able to function, how the head works with the neck and other actions such as swallowing and breathing. When a patient loses his/her teeth something has to give. This can be bite, tmj, sleep problems and a host of other aspects. Treatments need to restore all of these to be effective or pain will result. ...Read more

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A few adults maybe have one missing natural tooth. Can bruxism, in the lack of periodontal disease, cause severe gum recession?

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A few adults maybe have one missing natural tooth. Can bruxism, in the lack of periodontal disease, cause severe gum recession?

Definitely, yes: Bruxism may cause tooth wear, severe gum recession, teeth movement and even damage or break teeth. Unfortunately, no therapy has been proven effective in treating sleep bruxism. See OFP specialist for diagnosis and proper guard fabrication. ...Read more

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What could cause a discolored front tooth in children?

What could cause a discolored front tooth in children?

Primary or permanent: If the tooth in question is a primary (baby) tooth there are mainly three possibilities. Trauma, it is ready to fall out, or decay. If the tooth is a permanent tooth it could be trauma, decay, or the fact that permanent teeth are a little darker than the primary teeth. Best to let a dentist examine the child to be on the safe side. ...Read more

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How does orthodontics fix the effects of crowding that wisdom teeth causes?

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How does orthodontics fix the effects of crowding that wisdom teeth causes?

See Orthodontist: There is a large research evidence disproving the theory that wisdom teeth exert enough pressure to cause any tooth movement. The best way to determine your options for correcting crowded teeth is to see an orthodontist. Good luck! ...Read more

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In what way are supernumerary teeth treated?

Removal: Can't put a quart and a half into a quart container. Can't put 17 or more teeth into an arch sized to hold 16. Seek examination w your dentist. He may advise consultation w oral surgeon. Know that orthodontic treatment may also be advisable. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of teeth grinding?

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Many: Grinding your teeth can result in headaches, earaches, damage to your teeth and enamel causing erosion of the teeth and sensitivity, increased risk of cavities, and loose teeth. If you grind your teeth, see your dentist to get fitted for a mouth guard. ...Read more

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Can cavities in teeth cause ear aches?

Can cavities in teeth cause ear aches?

Yes: Our nerves in our face are all connected so it is very common for patients with a toothache especially in the lower jaw to have an ear ache. Go see a dentist have xrays and an exam done to rule out if it is from your tooth or not. ...Read more

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Grinding Teeth (Definition)

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