Is There Any Natural Cure for Bruxism?

i clench teeth while i sleep and even in daytime. my gums hurt and i cracked a tooth..i don't have insurance and i don't have enough money for it to be checked.

Doctor Answers 2

Clenching and grinding and causes/solutions

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There are truely many causes to clenching/bruxing.  Sometimes stress increases its occurance, so try to reduce any unnecessary stress.  An over the counter bruxing splint can be found in most dental sections of stores or you can go to a sporting goods store and get a sport spint to heat and fit to your teeth and wear it at night.  During the daytime try chewing gum (sugarless of course) to distract your muscles.  When you can get some good dental insurance, get to a dentist to get a better device made.

Cure for Bruxism

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There can be many reasons that you suffer from Bruxism. If you cannot get to a qualified dentist, then you shouls at the very least try an over the counter "boil and bite" nightguard.

Jay Neuhaus, DDS
New York Dentist

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