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How can I stop grinding my teeth when I sleep?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Joseph Hermann
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: De-Stress
"bruxism", the compulsory grinding of teeth day or night, is most often the result of built up anxiety and muscle tension in the body.
Anxiety is what we experience when we have unresolved conflicts occupying our subconscious mind, manifesting with nervous tension. Try to learn to de-stress by identifying your unresolved conflicts and then writing down solutions to them before going to sleep.

In brief: De-Stress
"bruxism", the compulsory grinding of teeth day or night, is most often the result of built up anxiety and muscle tension in the body.
Anxiety is what we experience when we have unresolved conflicts occupying our subconscious mind, manifesting with nervous tension. Try to learn to de-stress by identifying your unresolved conflicts and then writing down solutions to them before going to sleep.
Dr. Joseph Hermann
Dr. Joseph Hermann
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: TMJ Expert
A difficult problem to treat.
Work with a TMJ expert, He/she will try nightguard. Sometimes medications help.

In brief: TMJ Expert
A difficult problem to treat.
Work with a TMJ expert, He/she will try nightguard. Sometimes medications help.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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In brief: See dentist
A mouthpiece may help you with clenching or may even cause you to clench more.
The type of mouthpiece can often determine if it will improve your problems, but the mouthpiece alone may not be the answer. Do you wear the mouthpiece during the day and night. Grinding is what occurs at night, clenching occurs during the day.

In brief: See dentist
A mouthpiece may help you with clenching or may even cause you to clench more.
The type of mouthpiece can often determine if it will improve your problems, but the mouthpiece alone may not be the answer. Do you wear the mouthpiece during the day and night. Grinding is what occurs at night, clenching occurs during the day.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Dr. David Duhon
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
In brief: Maybe sleep disorder
We now know that obstructive sleep apnea is one of the most common causes of nocturnal bruxism (grinding or clenching teeth during sleep).
The idea that it is caused by bite misalignment has largely been discredited.

In brief: Maybe sleep disorder
We now know that obstructive sleep apnea is one of the most common causes of nocturnal bruxism (grinding or clenching teeth during sleep).
The idea that it is caused by bite misalignment has largely been discredited.
Dr. David Duhon
Dr. David Duhon
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