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Treatment for Teeth Grinding?

Postby Shellfish » Sun, 04 Feb 2007 7:49 pm

Does anyone grind their teeth when they sleep at night? Is there a treatment or protection for my teeth?

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Re: Treatment for Teeth Grinding?

Postby yen2006 » Sun, 04 Feb 2007 7:59 pm

Shellfish wrote:Does anyone grind their teeth when they sleep at night? Is there a treatment or protection for my teeth?


Hi,
my hb also have this problem when he is under stress.
wat I do when I hear him grind teeth, I will give him a light slap on his face to stop :mad:

so far very effective hehe..:wink:

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Postby Shellfish » Sun, 04 Feb 2007 8:03 pm

Ha Ha! your HB is lucky to have you but unfortunately for me I don't have a partner to do it for me.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 04 Feb 2007 9:39 pm

They can try using a silicone teeth guard that boxers use. Won't stop the habit but will stop the actual 'GRINDING".

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Postby Shellfish » Sun, 04 Feb 2007 10:03 pm

Ya I hear you can custom made a teeth guard for this, but its very expensive. I'm trying to find out if there is any other way.

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Postby sniper968 » Sun, 04 Feb 2007 10:19 pm

Better see to the teeth grinding soon. I cracked two of my molars due to my grinding - its a trouble if u have high caine type teeth. - ie high and sharp angles in the back teeth.

After my teeth had cracked- I went and saw this dentist in Melbourne who made me a resin mouthguard - very expensive and cost me AUD$1,000- but its custom built and fits my teeth tightly.

Its design juts out slightly so that it prevents me from clenching my jaw when I sleep- that causes the big damage.

Go and see a good dentist who knows whats it all about. And get it done soon before u do further damage to your teeth.
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Postby ksl » Sun, 04 Feb 2007 10:30 pm

Done it all my life, damaged my teeth in a bad way, in the end I decided to have them all crowned, Dentist said also I would never be able to use false teeth, because of my heavy bite, it is also responsible for giving sever headaches.

Here's a link to read more about it, although in most cases, it's the subconscious and the heavy bagage one is carting around, emotional problems, stress, anxieties and more.

http://www.teethgrinding.org/html/under ... uxism.html

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Postby sniper968 » Mon, 05 Feb 2007 2:13 am

Yeah totally agree with you. When I was grinding my teeth- I was also under heavy stress- I also suffer from TMJ - which makes the problem worse.

Back problem
TMJ
neck problems
grinding teeth

Its all related. My dentist also pointed out the correlation and encouraged me to try and loosen up more. The mouth guard only acts as the last line of defence
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Postby Shellfish » Mon, 05 Feb 2007 1:27 pm

yes I know its a must, however because of the cost in making that, I'm looking for other alternative.

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Postby vandals » Fri, 09 Feb 2007 10:57 pm

i have it too..and i believe only when i am under stress do i have it too...because when i was in army as a recruit...no1 complained about it at all for 3 months!

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Postby makko » Sun, 11 Feb 2007 9:58 am

I also have this TMJ issue wich gives me terrible headaches and backpains.... my dentist gave me a "splint". It guides my teeth so i can have a proper bite. It worked for me and you should wear it for about a 6 months min 24/7. I dont know how much they cost in Singapore but i got mine in Manila for P40K... about SD1300. Hope this helps.

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Postby vandals » Wed, 14 Feb 2007 1:11 am

omg teeth grinding will cause back pain? serious?

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Postby germangirl » Wed, 14 Feb 2007 11:29 am

i have it too, but got a guard thing for nights. i broke some of my teeth doing it, my neck hurts a lot due to it. and also get headaches from it. It's all a matter of stress and being too tense.
You should really try to do something for it. Because your whole body feels better then after a while.
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Postby sniper968 » Thu, 22 Feb 2007 12:42 am

Mouth guard or splint? I think the splint is the one where it fits your teeth perfectly and snaps on.

I've got that. It cost me $1000 Aussie. Its made out of resin. and fits perfectly to my lower teeth. It prevents me from grinding my teeth and protect the lot.

You can get a cheaper ones made of of silicon for a fraction of the cost- ie $100.

Anyhow TMJ, teeth grinding affects your upper back muscles- they are related to the jaw muscles.
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Postby astrogirl » Tue, 06 Mar 2007 4:07 pm

My dentist wrote me a reference letter to see some one at NUH. I forget his name now.

They took a mould of my teeth and custom made a splint, it costs about S$500 for this splint. I was clenching my teeth during sleep and had severe pain like all others here have described. It's very much stress related. Grinding teeth is worse then just the clenching.

Teeth don't grow back and dental work is very expensive and I'm sure you will agree that sitting in the dentist chair with all the stuff is scary and teeth pain is tormenting.

I'd rather spend the money now to get it resolve rather than wait till it's too late, with teeth broken; in pain; can't eat and spend even more to have extensive dental work done to save what's left.

On another note: my husband's dentist had retired and his first consultation with my dentist, had an x-ray done on his teeth and discovered that his gums were not healthy, some kind of bacteria was infesting. It's not infectious and does not cause pain. Everything looks normal from the outside and he's never complained about pain or discomfort. He drinks way too much milk tea everyday his whole life. He may just loose his teeth gradually in the course of 8 years. It was suggested that he do a deep cleansing on the gums. His gums had to be flipped and cleanse, done under LA, rightside and leftside on alternate days.

Apparantly, in our 50's and above, people just accept that they will loose their teeth. I've seen some people with black rotten teeth and all, and they loose their teeth over the years. This can be avoided by checking and taking care of our gums and teeth regularly, like at least once a year.

For me personally, I think, nothing can be worse than tooth aches and I dread sitting in the dentist chair. I saw a root canal done on my cousin when I was about 8 years old. She had to baby sit me that day and her dentist allowed me to stay in the room with her while she had it done.

I told myself then, I'll keep all my appointments with the dentist regularly no matter what to fix any small teeth problems if any, then to be too late and have to have big repairs done! Come to think of it, maybe my mother planned all this to warn me about skipping my appointments with the dentist!


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