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Teeth grinding during sleep
January 19, 2011
7:37 am
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mimimimi
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Hello. My boyfriend grinds or clenches his teeth during sleep. It simply is loud and annoying. I’d prefer snoring any time. And he doesn’t have the faintest idea he does it while he’s asleep. What does this mean and how can I make this go away?

January 19, 2011
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Teeth grinding during sleep is also called bruxism and is considered a very common sleep disorder. As to the cure, I have no idea how =(

January 20, 2011
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My kid used to have this. We didn’t do anything and it just stopped on its own.

January 20, 2011
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I have this problem. My jaw clenches while I sleep and when I wake up, it is very sore. They make teeth grinding equipment that you can wear at night. You can get one fitted for at your dentist or a cheaper guard from your drug store.

January 20, 2011
6:48 pm
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I used to think teeth clenching during sleep was merely a habit.

January 21, 2011
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Bruxism can also be linked to certain medical conditions, including digestive problems and anxiety. Maybe your boyfriend is stressed or anxious about something?

January 21, 2011
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Make sure he gets to a dentist soon and gets a night guard made for his teeth. It's a device you wear, sort of like a dental guard in football. It will help him to avoid breaking teeth. I didn't know about this and I have lost a lot of teeth in the meantime. When they're gone it's going to cost something to get dentures or implants.

January 22, 2011
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My daughter does this, she is only nine years old and you can already see the wear on her teeth. With her I would say it is an anxiety issue. I would definitely make an appointment with the dentist to get a mouth guard for him and maybe try to talk to him and see if anything is worrying him that would cause this.

January 23, 2011
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I heard that over time, teeth grinding during sleep can cause dental damage, like tooth fracture, significant tooth loss and gum recession.

January 24, 2011
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This is also linked to migraines and you should see your dentist to get a guard made. They sell them at other places but the ones made by the dentist is the best since they fit them to your teeth and mouth. This can cause a number of health issues as is also related to numerous health issues.

January 24, 2011
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Maybe bruxism can be reduced or eliminated if the associated factors, like anxiety, are treated or addressed.

January 24, 2011
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You can look for a bruxism practitioner, if there is ever one.

January 25, 2011
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Maybe you can go to the dentist and ask for a mouthguard, which is an acrylic dental guard that’s designed to the shape of your BF’s upper or lower teeth.  He can wear this during sleep to prevent serious damage to mouth joints and the teeth. This will also help a bruxism specialist to judge the extent of bruxism by examining the indentations on the surface of the mouth guard.

January 25, 2011
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I would follow the advice of ichsabel if I were you. Better consult his dentist to shape a mouthguard for him. He might not know about it but he could be suffering as well when waking up but he doesn't tell you about it.

January 25, 2011
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Try taking calcium supplements. Calcium is known to treat gastric problems, and gastric problems such as acid reflux are known to increase bruxism.

January 31, 2011
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I've had a tooth chip due to teeth grinding. 🙁 I still have to get it fixed, but I found that a night guard really helps. I don't know why it happens.

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