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Doctor insights on: What Causes You To Clinch Yor Teeth While Sleeping

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What causes you to clinch yor teeth while sleeping?

What causes you to clinch yor teeth while sleeping?

Bruxism: Clenching or griiding of teeth during sleep is called bruxism. It is actually a clenching of the jaw muscles. It can cause abnormal wear of the teeth, and a dentist can make an oral device to separate the upper and lower teeth during sleep. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What can cause pain in teeth after sleep?

What can cause pain in teeth after sleep?

Grinding : If you are grining during sleep you can over stress the ligaments that hold the teeth into the bone and will make them sore. The muscles may spasm which can cause some refeered pain to the teeth and stffness in the jaw. ...Read more

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Can grinding your teeth when you sleep cause a tooth to be loose?

Can grinding your teeth when you sleep cause a tooth to be loose?

Yes: Grinding your teeth can cause loose teeth. It can also cause excessive wear of the enamel, tooth sensitivity, and cracks/breaks in your teeth. ...Read more

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My 7 year old son grinds his teeth in sleep during night.What could be the cause?

My 7 year old son grinds his teeth in sleep during night.What could be the cause?

Stress: Believe it or not, small children experience stress in their lives just as we do. The most common reason to grind the teeth is stress related. However, another cause is due to eruption of teeth. This could be a normal body response to dealing with the change in the bite as they lose baby teeth and get adult teeth. Take him to an orthodontist for an exam to know for sure. Check out www.Braces.Org. ...Read more

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What causes me to grind my teeth during sleep?

What causes me to grind my teeth during sleep?

Tooth interferences: If teeth are mal-aligned they can crate collisions at night that stimulate excess muscle tension in the jaw muscles. This typically results in tooth grinding due to hyperactive muscles. ...Read more

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What is the cause of teeth gnashing while you are sleeping?

Bruxism: Bruxism is a general term for clenching, gnashing, grinding generally caused by stress. Bite discrepencies can also exacerbate this. A nightguard can help prevent damage from bruxism, but will not stop it. ...Read more

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I grind my teeth in my sleep every night. Can this cause any issues?

I grind my teeth in my sleep every night. Can this cause any issues?

Yes: It can cause a number of issues from simple wear on your teeth to jaw pain and headaches. A custom fitted nightgaurd may be agood option for you. ...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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What is the cause of a 5 yr old child to grind her teeth during sleep?

What is the cause of a 5 yr old child to grind her teeth during sleep?

2 reasons: Very common. 1. Jaws grow slightly unevenly. As they do, kids tend to "grind in" their occlusion so teeth mesh better. 2. Kids back up the "computer" @ nite. They learn so much during the day, they tend to process it when they sleep. Grinding should disappear as permanent teeth start to erupt. By the way, 1st orthodontic cm-up age 7. ...Read more

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What is the cause of teeth grinding during sleep? How can it be stopped?

What is the cause of teeth grinding during sleep? How can it be stopped?

Stress. Custom guard: The most commonly accepted theory of why people grind their teeth is stress. Other contributing factors could be malocclusion (misaligned teeth) or missing teeth. Your best option to stop grinding, or at least prevent damage to your teeth and TMJ is to have your dentist make a custom fitted "night guard" which is comfortable to wear when you sleep. It can also be worn during the day ...Read more

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