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How can one stop teeth grinding (bruxism)?

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Dr. Donald Nimz
Dentistry

In brief: Not possible

Bruxism is strongly related to heredity and stress.
Cannot do much to change either while sometimes is short term most who have bruxism do it all there lives. Answer is to always wear a nightguard. Custom nightguard from your dentist is mush more durable and comfortable than any over the counter.

In brief: Not possible

Bruxism is strongly related to heredity and stress.
Cannot do much to change either while sometimes is short term most who have bruxism do it all there lives. Answer is to always wear a nightguard. Custom nightguard from your dentist is mush more durable and comfortable than any over the counter.
Dr. Donald Nimz
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Dr. Steven Bender
Studies are not conclusive as to the role of genetics in sleep bruxism. Stress is but one of many factors that may be involved.

In brief: Several Approaches

Bruxism has contributing aspects.
Some dentists view it as a spilling over of tension and anxiety into the jaw muscles. Progressive relaxation therapy, guided imagery, meditation & hypnosis work well in some patients. To protect the teeth & jaws from damage, an occlusal splint often helps & it is easier to replace the mouthguard then to restore worn teeth. Botox injections into jaw muscles help.

In brief: Several Approaches

Bruxism has contributing aspects.
Some dentists view it as a spilling over of tension and anxiety into the jaw muscles. Progressive relaxation therapy, guided imagery, meditation & hypnosis work well in some patients. To protect the teeth & jaws from damage, an occlusal splint often helps & it is easier to replace the mouthguard then to restore worn teeth. Botox injections into jaw muscles help.
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