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What causes you to clinch yor teeth while sleeping?

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Dr. R Sangal
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
8 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. R Sangal
Dr. R Sangal
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Stress

Usually stress.
See your dentist for a mouthguard to protect the teeth

In brief: Stress

Usually stress.
See your dentist for a mouthguard to protect the teeth
Dr. John Thaler
Dr. John Thaler
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Dr. Michael Wexler
I agree, added stress in your life is the likely cause. Sinus/allergy problems can also be the culprit, assuming your teeth are healthy.
Dr. George Ayoub
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Stress

Stress is the main cause please evaluate with your dentist.

In brief: Stress

Stress is the main cause please evaluate with your dentist.
Dr. George Ayoub
Dr. George Ayoub
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Dr. David Duhon
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine

In brief: Cause of bruxism

Grinding/clenching the teeth during sleep (nocturnal bruxism) is frequently caused by obstructive sleep apnea.
Indeed, many dental sleep specialists believe osa is the most frequent cause of nocturnal bruxism.

In brief: Cause of bruxism

Grinding/clenching the teeth during sleep (nocturnal bruxism) is frequently caused by obstructive sleep apnea.
Indeed, many dental sleep specialists believe osa is the most frequent cause of nocturnal bruxism.
Dr. David Duhon
Dr. David Duhon
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