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What makes me keep clinching my jaws down till my teeth hurt?

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Dr. Steven Bender
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

The answer would depend on if you are referring to a daytime event or while you are sleeping.
Daytime clenching can be a result of medications, stress, movement disorders and other factors. You should discuss this with your dentist.

In brief: Depends

The answer would depend on if you are referring to a daytime event or while you are sleeping.
Daytime clenching can be a result of medications, stress, movement disorders and other factors. You should discuss this with your dentist.
Dr. Steven Bender
Dr. Steven Bender
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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: Stress

Stress is usually the main reason for bruxing/clenching.
See your dentist and have a bite plate made to avoid the problems that can occur.

In brief: Stress

Stress is usually the main reason for bruxing/clenching.
See your dentist and have a bite plate made to avoid the problems that can occur.
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Anxiety

Anxiety is probably the most common cause.

In brief: Anxiety

Anxiety is probably the most common cause.
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Dr. Michael Sparacino
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