I recently was told by my dentist who also happens to be my husband that I'm grinding my teeth at night. He noticed because he heard me do it while I was sleeping, so my question to him was, let's say I'm single and no one is laying next to me, how am I supposed to know I'm grinding. He told me that my next checkup would've revealed it or I would notice jaw pain in the morning, along with headaches. I thought it was kind of curious since most of us would not think of something like this when we wake up with a sore jaw in the morning, we'd think we just slep wrong, so just wondering, how many of you think you're doing that at night?
I used to grind my teeth. I was told by my dentist that I do it. It creates wear and tear on your teeth.
I also used to grind my teeth a long time ago. It was unresolved conflicts.
Grinding teeth is a most common problem.I used to to it for a long time.I tried to find out by myself but in vain.My dentist told me that I am having this but after a long procedure of treatment i finally got rid of it.
Dr.Gasser really helped me a lot.I am by heart thankful to him.
I don't grind, but I clench. Sore jaws and headache all the time. I don't know how to stop.
I do - terribly. Your dentist will notice it during an exam as it has a tendency to shorten your teeth (mostly the bottom ones from what I understand). Jaw pain and headaches are the most common signs, as are shooting pains up into your ear. The easiest way to deal with it is to wear a plastic (acrylic) bite guard at night, but finding ways to de-stress are also helpful, as it tends to be something we do because of stressful waking situations.
Left untreated, it can cause major jaw problems. The bite guard helped me a lot while I used it. It's called bruxism. Ask your husband to look at your teeth (anytime) and he'll be able to see the shortening of the teeth that comes as a result.
Sometimes, when I wake in the middle of the night, I can either feel myself grinding my teeth, or my jaw is so tightly clenched that I literally have to painfully open my mouth very slowly to make the pain in my jaw ease a bit. Good luck, and in this case, listen to your hubby.
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