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How come i clench my teeth in my sleep?

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In brief: Clenching teeth

Clenching teeth during sleep (night-time bruxism) is usually a habit in response to stress.
Less often it may also be due to a problem with your bite. Many people who brux at night also do so during the day. Check with your dentist for information on how to treat and possibly eliminate this habit. If you are having symptoms (pain, headaches, TMJ pain), you should be fitted for a nightguard or nti.

In brief: Clenching teeth

Clenching teeth during sleep (night-time bruxism) is usually a habit in response to stress.
Less often it may also be due to a problem with your bite. Many people who brux at night also do so during the day. Check with your dentist for information on how to treat and possibly eliminate this habit. If you are having symptoms (pain, headaches, TMJ pain), you should be fitted for a nightguard or nti.
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
sometimes a magnesium supplement can help
Dr. Donald Jacobson
Avoid caffeinated products also. Get any underlying psychiatric problem (anxiety, depression, anger treated by a psychiatrist.
Dr. Felicia Mata
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Clenching

On adults usually have gerd problem (the ones who internalize stress are more susceptible).
Some studies showed it is also prevalent on children w/ ear infxn. It is important to protect your dentition from wearing, crazing, fracture, periodontal disease, & cavities... Due to abfraction caused by flexing of the crown in relation to the root. See a dentist who has a background in sleep medicine.

In brief: Clenching

On adults usually have gerd problem (the ones who internalize stress are more susceptible).
Some studies showed it is also prevalent on children w/ ear infxn. It is important to protect your dentition from wearing, crazing, fracture, periodontal disease, & cavities... Due to abfraction caused by flexing of the crown in relation to the root. See a dentist who has a background in sleep medicine.
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