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Old 09-08-2020, 02:20 PM
 
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I'm a tooth grinder. I grind/clench my teeth in my sleep and have worn a nightguard for years. My nightguard does not stop the clenching, but it does help protect my teeth. I want to find something that will stop the clenching. Has anyone here been able to find anything to make them stop this?
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Old 09-15-2020, 11:34 PM
 
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You have to consciously relax your jaw during the day and before falling asleep. After a week or so you should see a difference and will be motivation to keep the relaxation technique going. It works.
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Old 01-28-2021, 08:16 AM
 
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First thing first, you need to understand why the problem is there for years and take precautions on some points which i am mentioning here if you are doing it or is happening with you:

1) Avoid or cut back on foods and drinks that contain caffeine, such as colas, chocolate, and coffee. Avoid them.
2) Do not chew on pencils or pens or anything that is not food. Also avoid chewing gum as it allows your jaw muscles to get more used to clenching and makes you more likely to grind your teeth.
3) Train yourself not to clench or grind your teeth. If you notice that you clench or grind during the day, position the tip of your tongue between your teeth. This practice trains your jaw muscles to relax. This will help for sure.
4) Relax your jaw muscles at night by holding a warm washcloth against your cheek in front of your earlobe.

Try to follow all these points. you will definitely get rid of root problem. We need to get rid of root cause not play hide and seek with it.

Very important consult the dentist for further information. Thanks & Take Care!
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