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Does stress cause teeth grinding?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Emmett Miller
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Totally!

Sometimes, during therapy, i notice that people dealing with a stressful event grind their teeth.
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In brief: Totally!

Sometimes, during therapy, i notice that people dealing with a stressful event grind their teeth.
Learn to eradicate stress and especially to relax your jaw. Try http://drmiller.Pinnaclecart.Com/index.Php?P=product&id=18.
Dr. Emmett Miller
Dr. Emmett Miller
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Aggravating Factor

The actual cause for grinding is often not known.
Stress will often result in increased grinding in a patient who already has the habit.

In brief: Aggravating Factor

The actual cause for grinding is often not known.
Stress will often result in increased grinding in a patient who already has the habit.
Dr. Steven Pohlhaus
Dr. Steven Pohlhaus
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Dr. Robert Brodsky
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Probably

It probably does.

In brief: Probably

It probably does.
Dr. Robert Brodsky
Dr. Robert Brodsky
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Yes. See your dentist to be fitted for a custom night guard.

In brief: Yes

Yes. See your dentist to be fitted for a custom night guard.
Dr. Anthony Silvestro
Dr. Anthony Silvestro
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In brief: Contributing factor

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 or therapy.

In brief: Contributing factor

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 or therapy.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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