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What can be done for teeth that are shifting from grinding?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Grinding Teeth

Grinding of teeth, usually at night, is a common problem called bruxism. Most of this happens unconsciously while you are sleeping and thus is hard to control.
The best treatment is a bite plate (like a football tooth guard) which a dentist can make for you. The effects of chronic grinding is to wear down the surface of the teeth which is easily seen on exam.

In brief: Grinding Teeth

Grinding of teeth, usually at night, is a common problem called bruxism. Most of this happens unconsciously while you are sleeping and thus is hard to control.
The best treatment is a bite plate (like a football tooth guard) which a dentist can make for you. The effects of chronic grinding is to wear down the surface of the teeth which is easily seen on exam.
Dr. Colin Kerr
Dr. Colin Kerr
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Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See a denitst

There are several issues here, including grinding can cause more breakdown from gum disease than would otherwise be present.

In brief: See a denitst

There are several issues here, including grinding can cause more breakdown from gum disease than would otherwise be present.
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dr. Jonathan Engel
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine

In brief: Grinding teeth

Bruxism (grinding one's teeth) is sometimes helped by a magnesium supplement.
Check with your pcp to make sure that won't interfere with your current med regimen. (if you're on a water pill, magnesium may help maintain potassium levels). An orthodontist can examine your teeth & perhaps prescribe an appliance to be worn during times when you grind teeth the most.

In brief: Grinding teeth

Bruxism (grinding one's teeth) is sometimes helped by a magnesium supplement.
Check with your pcp to make sure that won't interfere with your current med regimen. (if you're on a water pill, magnesium may help maintain potassium levels). An orthodontist can examine your teeth & perhaps prescribe an appliance to be worn during times when you grind teeth the most.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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