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What causes our teeth to chatter when it's cold?

  1. Jangaplanet profile image77
    Jangaplanetposted 6 years ago

    What causes our teeth to chatter when it's cold?

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    Olde Cashmereposted 6 years ago

    It's associated with the body attempting to get warmer. Your body goes into a survival mode when experiencing cold conditions. The vibrations throughout your body including the chattering of the teeth creates heat. At least it's what I remember from a class in my past.

  3. HemperorsCloset profile image59
    HemperorsClosetposted 6 years ago

    the rhythmic contraction and release of muscles induced by the mid-brain in order to generate heat. or maybe it's nature's metronome; something to dance and jive to... :~{D>

  4. MisterH profile image59
    MisterHposted 6 years ago

    I agree, along with shivering, it's the body's way of trying to keep warm.  The time you really have to start to worry is when your body stops shivering.  If it's still cold then it means that you're going into a more severe state of hypothermia.