Teeth grinding stress

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I asked my doctor about the teeth grindind because I had heard that it was due to stress. He told me that grinding your teeth had nothing to do with stress. The more I read on here the more I realize alot of my anxiety is due to stress. I just dont know how to fix it.
About a year ago I started clenching my jaw and grinding my teeth in my sleep. I realized I was doing this after waking up a few mornings with horrible headaches and pain in my jaw. My dentist fitted me for a mouth guard (which I wear every night) and then things seemed a little better. Well for the past 2 months I feel like I am doing it more than ever. I wear the mouth guard every night but I am waking up with jaw pain. Is there anything else I can do or take to alleviate this?
I guess unknowingly having been under so much stress lately, I have begun grinding my teeth and can see the decay/flattening visibly. I woke up today and caught myself with my teeth clenched.. How can I stop doing this or any tricks I can do until I can get back to the dentist's office? I don't have headaches or anything, but want to prevent that because I can definitely SEE the flattening.. and the stress keeps building up..
Any head injury may cause teeth grinding. I had a TBI and I am not sure I am grinding my teeth in sleep (bcuz I wake up with dizziness, headache, fatigue everyday/all day) but planning to go to a TMJ specialist at some point.
UGH Have a new symptom, excessive teeth grinding/clenching. I have always grinded my teeth at night, but now I do it all day, it's gotten to the point where it's because very uncomfortable and painful. I literally can not stop, no matter how hard I try. I understand that this could be related to anxiety, but sometimes it literally happens all day on days where I have no anxiety. Anyone experience this???
the amount of pressure in night time grinding is what wears our joints and cracks our teeth. i cant tell you what to do but you need to discuss this with a dentist and if he suggests only wearing it during the day GET A SECOND OPINION!! if you get the splint issue worked out and you have pain in the muscles in the face and jaw sometimes physical therapy will help. good luck and let me know what happens.
I haven't heard that teeth grinding is related to MS, but it certainly can be related to stress. It's sure not good for your teeth, and can lead to TMJ disorder, meaning real problems with the hinge in your jaws. (Also can lead to marital discord :) because of the noise it makes.) In any case, it can be dealt with fairly easily. Your dentist can make a guard for you to wear, especially when you sleep. Not cheap, but then what is these days? Glad to read that you're basically doing just fine.
HI, Grinding of teeth is usually a sign of stress and anxiety. Attending stress counselling, starting an exercise program, seeing a physical therapist, or obtaining a prescription for muscle relaxants are among some of the options that can be looked at. If teeth grinding occurs during the night, your dentist can fit you with a mouth guard to protect your teeth from grinding during sleep. Consult your Dentist. The answer is based on information provided.
Hello, Grinding teeth while sleeping is called bruxism. This can occur due to malocclusion of teeth or due to psychological stress. If it occurs repeatedly as an everyday episode it is likely to cause teeth damage. So, understand your predicament, but you need to check for malocclusion of teeth and counseling for anxiety and stress and wait and watch. You could try yoga and meditation they have calming effects. Go for long stress free walks.
how do i get my 11month old to stop grittin/grinding her teeth? she has 4ontop and 2on the bottom, is this normal or what? i figured she is a bit young for doing this. my 3yr old nephew is just now doing it. when she does it i put my finger up to her mouth, she thinks it is funny and trys to lick my finger(strange child i know) and laughs. but it is like nails on a chalk bord to my ears. is there any way i could get her to stop. thanks.
Many think that it is related to stress, but it may also be caused my problems with occlusion of the teeth. Thus, it is important in children for a dentalmexamination to occur. To treat the condition, sometimes a night guard (which is a plastic appliance that fits between the upper and lower teeth) is recommended. The danger with bruxism is that it can damage the teeth, wearing away the enamel. With most children the behavior does not persist.
I've found that giving her a piece of gum to chew alleviates the grinding. She grinds her teeth many different times--I don't feel that it is always stress related.. I have even heard her tell herself to stop! She even grinds her teeth sometimes while she is reading something aloud to herself (can talk and grind at the same time) Hopefully , chewing gum will alleviate the problems for some others.
He has been grinding his teeth for years now. His doctor gave him flexeril to help with relaxing but it is not working. We tried a mouth guard but he will not keep it in. The grinding is severe, I tried looking at his teeth, they do appear to be damaged. His dentist only suggested a mouth guard but it is not the answer. Is there anything else to try. Please, we need help.
I was just told recently by my periodontist that I must be grinding my teeth at night and my teeth are losing bone mass. I also found out that the grinding in my neck is due to arthritis and degenerative discs. What I can surmise from all this is that I am deficient in calcium, magnesium, and potassium as well as dealing with a recent major surgery, the loss of my home, and moving to a new and stressful environment.
The main causes of the habit are -CNS disorders and anxiety besides TMJ and teeth abnormalities . .Since teeth grinding cures are dependent upon the main cause of the habit, the bruxism resulting from stress or CNS disturbances may need to be cured with the help of a psychotherapist to eliminate the habit. Please keep your mother occupied with either reading , watching TV , gardening , doing little chores of the house , playing with children or pets etc.
Hello, There are many causes of tooth grinding. Stress and anxiety are the commonest predisposing factors and grinding teeth are caused by an abnormal bite or missing or crooked teeth.TMJ disorders, malocclusion, tooth loss, sleep disorders all could be associated with teeth grinding. Chronic tooth grinding can result in a fracturing, loosening, or loss of teeth, hearing losses etc.Avoid alcohols and caffeine. See a dentist.
I am a dentist Sue and your teeth could be cracking from grinding. Check with your dentist ASAP. Teeth do NOT, I repeat DO NOT crack from thyroid issues. If you do not go regularly then it will not be caught or corrected. My experience is that most people eat garbage food, drink everything but water and then blame their dental issues to something else.
Stress is the number one cause of grinding teeth and they might be able to give you some techniques to try. Worse case they'll fit you for a guard so that you don't do your teeth any damage while you do grind. Only thing I can suggest is relax and have a warm bath to chill before bed but the guard might be the best defence.
I finally had a custom nightguard made recently at my dentist's office which fits well and is relatively comfortable, but I know I'm still teeth grinding badly every night because I have aching jaws throughout the day and some wear marks on the nightguard after just a few weeks. I wore braces as a teen and since then my bite has become a little off due to dental work, a crown and general teeth shifting since I stopped wearing my retainers.
There did seem to be some improvement when I stopped using tarter control and whitening products, but relief came on my follow up when he noticed I was grinding my teeth due to the wear pattern on my front teeth. He fitted me with a NTI and slowly everything returned to normal. I wear my NTI every night, but I have worn a groove in it. After 5 years it is doing the job, but now my teeth are barely apart since I have worn the NTI down.
Are you angry or is this just another odd habit that has surfaced recently? And the teeth grinding..........a symptom of stress for sure. I'm not a grinder but a clencher. Gives me tremendous headaches! You say you sniff more at home than at work and you've recently moved into a new place. Gives more credence to the idea that it's environmental. Perhaps everything is related to the sniffing. You've begun to sniff recently..........way too often and way too loud.
Thought I had a tooth problem but dentist said nope, you got great teeth but you are grinding them. Seems when the body is under stress this happens. Gave me a mouth guard molded from plastic to wear at night which helped. After tox I stopped doing it so much. Still do it too much though.
As we have examined her it appears that she is grinding her teeth and is in distress when this occurs. It seemed to be happening at night until today. It has happened several times in the last 6 hours. She has a good appetite otherwise. She also has had a chronic skin condition [dry skin and itching] and we have to be careful what we bath her with. When stress occurs she seems to chew at her back and tail incessantly.
have a question regarding teeth grinding and chomping when asleep.My husband chomps his teeth and grinds them every night while he is asleep and so does my 4 yr old son. 4 yr old doesn't chomp his mouth, he just grinds his teeth and it is irritating yes, but I am more concerned about his damaging his teeth or jaw. Could you give me any reason for this? Especially since it is the both of them. Like to sleep on the couch due this nature of grinding. Gives me the chills.
1. Frequent headaches, jaw clenching or pain 2. Gritting, grinding teeth 3. Stuttering or stammering 4. Tremors, trembling of lips, hands 5. Neck ache, back pain, muscle spasms 6. Light headedness, faintness, dizziness 7. Ringing, buzzing or “popping sounds 8. Frequent blushing, sweating 9. Cold or sweaty hands, feet 10. Dry mouth, problems swallowing 11. Frequent colds, infections, herpes sores 12. Rashes, itching, hives, “goose bumps” 13.
It can happen if you've had an accident too, or from stress, or grinding at night. Uneven teeth can touch and make it very sore. TMJ is also a type of nerve pain, so there may be something related with your teeth. Have you seen a dentist about this pain? if you have not, please do!!! Let them know what you've been feeling. They can find out if there are any TMJ specialists near you. Most regular doctors don't know how to treat dental problems well and will give you pills.
numbness in arms, hands, face, headache, grinding teeth, and overall mental fatigue? i feel as if my ambitions are gone. my relationship is not over, but we fight constantly. i have been to neurologists, doctors, had many MRI's. nothing has come up negative. where is this numbness coming from? is it all anxiety? seems unreal. every week i feel something else is wrong with me.how and can this be reversed?
It may not be a bad idea to seek a second opinion. Grinding your teeth may not sound like a big deal, but it can do damage to your bone and the nerve of your tooth. X-rays can reveal if there is already bone damage. I don't think that spaces between your teeth are a problem either. Unless some of the spaces are because you have lost some of your permanent teeth. This could cause other problems with your bite.
She had both molars and front teeth trimmed, but few days after the operation I noticed that she was grinding her teeth agin, and not eating properly. I call the hospital to have a follow up appointment, and the Vet after checking her moth said that one of her molar had grown again (in less than 10 days). She said she has never seen teeth growing so fast. Only one tooth is that possible? I am scared they actually id not trim the tooth at all thats why she is having issue now.
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