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Always clenching teeth

Postby Tyler » Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:51 am

I don't do it when I sleep, but I'm always doing it when I'm awake. It makes my jaw sore, and it hurts my teeth. I only started doing it a little over a month ago, but now I do it non-stop. Does anyone have any ideas how I can stop doing it?
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Re: Always clenching teeth

Postby Oblivion » Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:59 pm

Your dentist can fit you with a brace that you wear over your teeth.
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Re: Always clenching teeth

Postby weepingwillow » Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:19 am

You could also check if you are on any medication that could cause it. I used to be on something that made me tense my jaw.

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Re: Always clenching teeth

Postby Wally58 » Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:54 am

Agree. There are medication side effects that can cause involuntary mouth and jaw movement. See Tardive Dyskenesia, etc:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tardive_dyskinesia

Stress can also make us grind our teeth and cause dental problems.

I would suggest sharing this concern with your physician or pharmacist to see what is going on.
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