What causes teeth grinding at night?
Teeth grinding at night could be caused by many things. I grind my teeth at night and have for about 22 years. I was told when I was younger that I would grow out of it, but it just keeps getting worse. I have been put on antidepressants for the grinding (although I do not consider myself to be depressed..at all) and that seemed to help. The justification for the antidepressants was that teeth grinding is a way to release tension from various stressors that may be present in a person's life. They also make mouth guards, which I have used as well. If you were interested in one of those, I would not buy one at a drug or grocery store, I would go to your dentist and have him fit you for a guard that is specifically for you. Tgdan: The problem you may have there is that some anti-depressants can actually cause as a side effect! I don't understand why you would be given anti-depressants to stop you from grinding your teeth. Anti-anxiety drugs would make more sense but I believe these also can cause bruxism. It's certainly true that over-the-counter nightguards can vary in quality, but even the most expensive OTC nightguards are significantly cheaper than a custom made device from a dentist.
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Mouth guards aren't intended to stop grinding. They are to help get some pressure of teeth and protect them from damage. Talk to a dentist and they will help get the right guard for you. If you really can't get on with a nightguard then you might consider botox injections to your masseter muscles. B…ut bear in mind that botox treatment is considerably more expensive that using nightguards. ( Full Answer )
Answer . Most people will wear a special mouth-guard known as a nightguard. These protect the teeth from premature wear. They also can prevent the jaw from over-closing so that when you clench your jaw it is in a more natural position which can alleviate other bruxism (teeth grinding) symptoms su…ch as pain in your TMJ (temporo-mandibular joint - jaw joint) and headaches.. You might be able to stop yourself from grinding you teeth by reducing the stress in your life (easier said than done!), reducing your intake of caffeine and alcohol and reducing the number of cigarettes you smoke.. Finally, botox is starting to be offered for treating bruxism. The masster muscles (the main jaw controlling muscles) are injecting with the paralyzing toxin to reduce their strength and allieviate the symptoms of grinding teeth. This is more expensive though and it is probably worth waiting for clinical trials to be undertaken. The volume of anecdotal evidence suggests that the treatment is effectice though. ( Full Answer )
Answer . No, that's an old belief that has absolutely no validity. Teeth grinding is caused by tension. Talk to a dentist to get a device that you can wear during sleep to stop the teeth grinding.. Tgdan: I don't think it's fair to say that all teeth grinding is due to tension. It's true that t…he majority of teeth grinding seems to be due to stress but there are other factors too. For example if you have a pre-existing sleep disorder (notably obstructive sleep apnoea) then you are at increased risk of bruxism (teeth grinding). A high intake of alcohol and caffiene as well as smoking also increase your risk. It's also important to realise that whilse a nightguard will protect your teeth from premature wear as well as reduce the other symptoms of bruxism, it will not stop you from trying to grind your teeth. Nightguards are only a control rather than a cure. There is no known cure, although reducing your stress levels can certainly help in some cases. ( Full Answer )
Teeth grinding is a medical condition wherein a person unconsciously clenches his or her teeth, usually while asleep.Teeth grinding or bruxism, is not merely a habit. In fact, it is a condition that is currently being addressed by today's medicine. Doctors believe that bruxism is caused by a number …of factors. Here are five examples of the common causes of teeth grinding. . Stress is the most common reason for bruxism. Most doctors suppose that stress is the primary cause of teeth grinding during sleep. Stress can disrupt a person's sleeping cycle. If a particular sleeping pattern is disrupted, the person ends up clenching their teeth unconsciously and intermittently during sleep. This is where a lot of researchers are currently focusing on, as this explanation is the one most common. ( Full Answer )
Causes for teeth grinding: . Common reasons for teeth grinding are stress, frustration, anxiety. It could also be as a results of abnormal occlusion (the way the upper and lower teeth fit together), or crooked or missing teeth. This phenomenon is known as "Bruxism". There are different ways to tr…eat this. For more information search for "Bruxism" on Answers.com (link on the right). Tgdan: Teeth grinding (bruxism) in children is very common (espescially when they have new teeth coming through) and is not usually something to worry about as it will probably go away on its own. If your child is still grinding their teeth when their adult teeth have come through then it may be time to consider a nightguard to protect their teeth. In the mean time though you should stop worrying! ( Full Answer )
Answer . GRINDING YOUR TEETH at night (BRUXISM) has a few causes, including nervousness, AND reflex chewing activity. The only thing you can do is to see a dentist and get special plastic teeth covers, (biteguards or mouthguards). They're made to fit tightly over your teeth, and you wear them at …bedtime. This prevents you from grinding your teeth FLAT, which will happen over time from nighttime grinding. The biteguards are not very expensive. Continued bruxism can ruin fillings, chip or break teeth, and make your teeth FLAT. THE WEBSITE BELOW says that biteguards from the dentist are more expensive; the website offers biteguards made from a thin, comfortable material (EVA polymer). To get it to conform to YOUR teeth, you put it in HOT water, then when it cools just enough not to burn you, you put in your mouth and bite down, and it molds to your teeth. ( Full Answer )
\n. \n Answer \n. \n. \nA four-year-old grinding her teeth at night is normal. Her permanent teeth are pushing toward the surface, and this grinding action is involuntary. It is the process by which the primary (baby) teeth remain in the proper occlusion and eventually wear away to make roo…m for the permanent teeth. There is nothing to be concerned about. Of course, if you have to listen to the grinding all night, it can be very annoying. Not to worry though, she'll probably outgrow this condition by about age 10-12. ;)\n. \n. \n ANOTHER ANSWER \n. \nTRY Google--type in "bruxism". That's the technical term for teeth grinding. Many times it's caused by "reflex chewing activity". Check out info on bruxism. If it continues when she has her permenant teeth, there are mouth guards available (also called bite guards). Many people grind their teeth, sometimes to the point that they wear them down flat! Best to You! ( Full Answer )
Usually people grind their teeth at night because ofstress. Some people get so stressed during the day that they have to grind their teeth at night to relieve their stress.
What should you do if you wear retainers at night and you recently were told by your orthodontist that you grind your teeth at night?
You should talk to your orthodontist, because i had this same problem, he gave me clear retainers, kind if like invaline, and clear retainers are just like that night guard stuff, so you really get 2 in 1
Answer . You cannot stop 'nocturnal bruxism' or grinding your teeth at night, but you can get a night guard; an appliance that will allow your teeth to 'skate' instead of engaging with each other causing TMJ pain, neck pain jaw pain, and in some instances abcesses! (sometimes grinding on a partic…ular tooth can irritate the periodontal membrane, causing it to thicken. When this happens, the tooth sits up higher (micromillimeters) in the jaw causing you to keep 'hitting it' when you grind, thus irritating it even more. Sometimes that will cause a further breakdown of the ligament causing an abcess, or irritation of the nerve inside the tooth, resulting in needing a root canal. So a night guard is a very good investment!!! Find a reputable dentist and schedule an appointment today!. Answer . The above post was excellent, but wanted to add, yes, in time you can learn to stop grinding your teeth. The above poster is correct that you can't correct what you do in your sleep, but grinding one's teeth is a form of stress from the day. Take up Yoga or other relaxing exercises even if it means going to sleep with soothing music to listen too. It's a bruxing guard you will need and as the above poster said if you don't correct this soon you'll be dealing with TMJ. Many people have this problems and it's always related to stress.. Tgdan: It seems that most bruxism is indeed stress related, but this is not always the case . When stress is not the cause relaxation techniques will be of no benefit sadly. For example those with a pre-existing sleep disorder (most notably obstuctive sleep apnoea) are at greater risk of bruxism. Those with a high intake of caffiene and alcohol as well as smokers are also at greater risk. ( Full Answer )
when you are in some sort of stress during your day you grind your teeth in your sleep or it has to do with a habbit of yours but to let you kno wyou gutta stop doing it couseit can harm your teeth badly and make it crooked
\n. \n Migraines From Teeth Grinding \n. \nYes, you can get migraines. Not only can the muscular stress, and bone stress can contribute to migraines, but you are putting direct pressure on the trigeminal nerve. The stress and anxiety that normally bring on teeth grinding are a migraine trigge…r all on their own, in part from direct physical changes and also indirectly by lowering the body's threshold toward other migraine triggers. \n. \nThere is a device for migraine prevention called the NTI Oral Appliance used for people who have issues with bruxism (teeth grinding) or jaw clenching. A simple mouthpiece is worn during the night, the time of day when most of these behaviors come into place. ( Full Answer )
I wish someone who knows can tell me how to stop grinding my teeth...I dont know if I do it in my sleep, I definitey do it whe I am awake....I bought a mouth guard and am due to collect it from my dentist next week. . Does anyone know if orthodotic treatment would help
Answer . Effexor -xr. Does not cause grinding or clenching of your teeth. However, because it calms the mental effects of anxiety some or many of the physicall effects may become noticed or exaggerated. Exessive sweating, grinding of teeth, overeating ect. You may want to talk to a counsilor or …therapist to find the reasons for you anxiety as releif comes woth knowing. ( Full Answer )
\n. \nYes, Effexor (as well as Prozac, Zoloft) all may have enough of an "activating" influence in the body to cause bruxism. This is usually unaffected by taking the medication at different times of the day. Depending on your disorder, your physician may be able to try another type of medication,… or you may have to use a bite-guard at night to prevent the inevitable cracked teeth and cap replacements. I feel that dentist-provided rigid guards have a better fit that those bought over the counter. ( Full Answer )
It's where you move your teeth back and forth, grinding away the enamel that protects your teeth from harm. Some people have a problem with stress management, bite alignment or have a malformed jaw that can increase the probability of experiencing grinding of teeth, during the day or in sleep.
The medical term for teeth grinding during sleep is called SleepBruxism. The list of possible causes for teeth grinding at night islong. Look up a teeth grinding support group online to get specifichelp.
Hi Teeth and other oral issues are directly related to the stomach. Simpler diet like fruits and vegetables is good for teeth. If you have teeth grinding problem it is because of your stomach better take medicine that can clean your stomach. There can be some parasites in your stomach "teeth grind…ing" is a symptom of parasites in stomach. "The abnormal grinding, clenching, and gnashing of the teeth. This condition occurs most often at night, and it may be linked to the restlessness and anxiety caused in the body by the parasite's release of waste and other toxins." Regards Fred ( Full Answer )
i noticed i want to grind my teeth when i drink "somtimes" like when i feel a good bu going i want to grind my teeth because it feels good
Worms do not cause children to grind their teeth. You should speakwith your child's doctor to find a remedy for the teeth grinding.
You can try buying one of those dental products specifically made for teeth grinding. Or you can just buy an athletic mouthguard, and fit it to your mouth and sleep with that. If the grinding is caused by misalignment of teeth or jaws, then you may want to consult with an orthodontist or oral sur…geon to see if braces or possible surgery could fix the problem. ( Full Answer )
They (psychologists etc.) say this habit is caused by a stressful day. I'm pretty sure this is still a hypothesis though. Try buying one of those rubber mouth guards they have at dentist' offices. They sound dangerous but they'll probably help.
Okonkwo grinds his teeth in disgust at the decision to only ostracize the Christians instead of drive them out forcibly.
If your awake when you grind your teeth your obviously conscious of it... so maybe its a habit or boredom Talk to your dentist
Cats may grind their teeth due to tooth or gum problems or due to stress. Feline teeth grinding is also a common sign of dehydration or acidity. This is an early indicator of renal failure. Check the cats gums. If they have become sticky instead of slick, your cat is dehydrated. Some advancing sy…mptoms would be sunken eyes, cracked paws, and vomiting. By the time the more advanced symptoms begin appearing, the amount of damage to the kidneys is severely increased. If you observe teeth grinding in your cat, you should take it to the vet to have them take a look at what the problem might be. By heading it off early, you could be saving your cat from a lot of discomfort, and maybe even its life. ( Full Answer )
Experts don't know for sure what causes teeth grinding, but they point fingers at tension or anxiety, pain (from earaches or teething, for example), and malocclusion (a dental term for when the teeth don't line up just right). Some also suggest that allergies may play a role. And there's some eviden…ce that pinworms are sometimes the culprit. Finally, your toddler may just be getting used to the sensation of having teeth in his mouth. Your child is a bit more likely to grind his teeth if you do. He's also more likely to grind if he drools or talks in his sleep. About 38 percent of children grind their teeth, according to a 2005 study published in the Journal of Dentistry for Children . The average age for starting the habit is around 3 1/2 years and the average age for stopping is 6 - though, of course, people of all ages grind their teeth. Almost all teeth grinding happens at night. IS IT BAD: In most cases, teeth grinding isn't harmful. It's very unlikely that your toddler's doing any damage to his teeth, and it's very likely that he'll soon outgrow the habit. Mention it to his dentist, though, so she can check the teeth for wear and any resulting problems, like pulp exposure, cavities, and fractures. ANY THING TO MAKE HIM/HER STOP? Although the noise is probably disconcerting, most likely you'll just have to wait for your toddler to grow out of it. In the meantime, it won't hurt to work on a soothing bedtime routine - maybe a leisurely soak in the tub, a little back rub, or extra cuddling in the rocking chair. If he's teething or has an ear infection, consider giving him the proper dose of acetaminophen or ibuprofen to ease the discomfort. Older children are sometimes fitted with a night guard - a plastic device fitted to the mouth to prevent clenching and grinding of the teeth during sleep. But your child's dentist probably won't consider this an option until your child has at least some permanent teeth, around age 6. ---- ( Full Answer )
In theory, yes. Magnesium deficiency causes muscle cramping/spasms. This is a known fact. However, I do not know of a study carrying this information over to tooth grinding. If you search the internet you can see that this has been predicted, but I haven't found solid proof. So your answer is: it …couldn't hurt. Try and see. 250mg may be enough per night, right before bed. Also consider melatonin. ( Full Answer )
You don't want to stop your baby from grinding her teeth. This is a natural and normal behavior for toddlers. They are creating room for the adult teeth, which are right now beginning to form in the jaws.
Ecstasy is a stimulant to begin with, and Ecstasy pills are often cut with some form of speed, or sometimes cocaine. Stimulants give you a lot of nervous energy, which can cause you to tense up and clench your jaw and/or grind your teeth.
Molars(the teeth in the back of you mouth) are the teeth that are desighned for grinding food.
There isn't a single answer to this question as it could be a list of things, such as stress, nightmares, or even mental disorders such as PTSD can be the cause of such. Caffeine intake is also known to be a factor that can cause you to grind your teeth. Try to avoid caffeine before bed, and mini…mize intake during the day. . The most common reason is your stress level. People tend to clench their teeth at night when a stressful situation bothers them. Without realizing it, you will just bite so hard that your muscles are hurt. Then when you are asleep, your jaws are moving so hard that the chewing surfaces are damaged. Other reasons for teeth grinding while you are sleeping include: . New medication or a change in medication . Abnormal bite or crooked or missing teeth ( Full Answer )
The condition is called nocturnal bruxism, and it is quite common among pre-adolescent children. Children experience a great deal of growth within their jaws. Not only are the jaws themselves growing, but there are permanent teeth growing within the jaws. The grinding at night is an unconsciou…s reflex, which helps relieve the stresses of all the growth taking place. The grinding tends to wear down the biting and chewing surfaces of the primary teeth, which makes more room for the permanent teeth. While it may be annoying to listen to, it is a completely benign and normal process. ( Full Answer )
Yes that is fine! their teeth grow constantly so they need to grind them and chew to make sure their teeth don't grow to much. just make sure that they eat each day by themselves. if not they could have a tooth problem.
Probably not, unless the "sleeping pill" is a muscle relaxant -- for example, Flexeril (generic name cyclobenzaprine). If you're in need of a sleeping pill to help you sleep, and you also have problems with bruxism (grinding your teeth), a muscle relaxant may be the best choice to address both probl…ems. If you're taking the sleeping pill only to stop grinding your teeth, then you may want to ask your dentist about a night guard (plastic that is molded to your bite that you wear only at night. They're similar to the mouth guards that boxers and other athletes wear to protect their teeth during a sporting event.) It's generally best to avoid taking medication when there is another solution. If you don't have trouble sleeping, but use a sleeping pill to stop bruxism, you may find yourself unable to sleep at all without the sleeping pill--in effect adding to your symptoms by over-medicating. ( Full Answer )
Polar bears are carnivores. Like most carnivores, they use their sharp carnassial teeth to tear the meat off of their kill and then swallow it, without chewing. Raw meat is easier to digest than cooked meat or vegetation, and chewing meat is not necessary for most meat eating animals.
Teeth clicking or teeth grinding? Teeth Grinding is just something that a lot of people do, called Bruxism. o like, a way to stop is from damaging your teeth is to wear a mouthguard at night (they come in clear) or a sport mouthguard. :) Hope it helped :)
This is sometimes a symptom of pin worms. It does not always mean worms though. Teeth grinding can be a sign of other things, or a totally normal process. It is best to talk to your pediatrician to narrow down the other symptoms.
A dream of grinding teeth probably indicates that the dreamer is actually grinding teeth in his/her sleep. This is called "bruxism," and can result in damage to the teeth as well as headaches and pain in the jaw. See attached link for further information.
calf grind their teeth to keep them from going weak it's like you brushing your teeth
Grinding your teeth when you pet your cat sounds like an anxietyproblem. Maybe try bringing it up with your doctor.
You can get yourself an occlusal guard (night guard). It protects your teeth and jaw from grinding, and may get you out of the habit completely. A lot of people will tell you that you have to buy a custom-fitted one through a dentist, but they usually cost hundreds of dollars. Over the counter occl…usal guards are much cheaper and often work fine. ( Full Answer )
Teeth grinding can be referred to as bruxism. Teething grinding may not be brothersome to some but can be really brothersome to others when the other person is sleeping.
Teeth grinding can be a problem, since it removes the protection on your teeth. There are available treatment options that can repair the damage. There is also treatment to get you to stop grinding your teeth.
Teeth grinding is overall very damaging to you're oral health. It can cause your teeth to shred, you're enamel to fade and higher risk of getting cavities.
she could have problems go see a doctor but it could be her having a bad dream but i still say go see a professional
It means that while your asleep you clench your teeth together and move your jaw side to side it makes a very obnoxious noise and can damage your jaw and you don't even know your doing it
Well it depends on what bite guards you use but if it comes to sleeping, choose one with support on back teeth. There has been complaints that bite guards do mess up teeth.
Grinding of the teeth is known as Bruxism. A dentist can help teeth grinders by fitting them with a mouth guard. It is also important to avoid foods and drinks that contain caffeine or alcohol.
When someone grinds their teeth, either consciously or while asleep, they are rubbing their top and bottom teeth together. This can create an irritating noise, and can grind the persons teeth down. It can be stopped when the person wears a mouth guard while they sleep or during the day. Hope this h…elps :) ( Full Answer )
I need a night guard specifically for braces since I grind my teeth at night all the time but I can't seem to find one. Help?
You could get things called blocks that separate your upper andlower teeth (on the second to last teeth on the bottom) and whenyou grind your teeth it wouldn't affect your teeth.