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sometimes I clench my teeth when sleeping. I don't realise that I clenched my teeth until a while after waking up. I always remember it hurting when sleeping and also feeling a lot of pressure on my teeth whilst having the feeling of not being able to stop it and not knowing why/what was causing it (now I know - clenching teeth), especially on this one tooth. Whilst it's happening (when asleep) I always dream(?) of my teeth falling out/almost falling out as a consequence. Does anyone know any way to stop it?
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sometimes I clench my teeth when sleeping. I don't realise that I clenched my teeth until a while after waking up. I always remember it hurting when sleeping and also feeling a lot of pressure on my teeth whilst having the feeling of not being able to stop it and not knowing why/what was causing it (now I know - clenching teeth), especially on this one tooth. Whilst it's happening (when asleep) I always dream(?) of my teeth falling out/almost falling out as a consequence. Does anyone know any way to stop it?
I'm also worried that my teeth might possibly move when not wearing retainers (which I wear like once a week or two) or that the retainers will break on the nights when I am wearing them.
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Grinding/clenching teeth can lead to jaw pain and things like TMD. Go to the dentist, they may be able to get you a protective night guard.
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I'm also worried that my teeth might possibly move when not wearing retainers (which I wear like once a week or two) or that the retainers will break on the nights when I am wearing them.
(worried that my teeth might move due to the pressure of the clenching)
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omg i clench my teeth unknowingly all the time and it had caused me a lot of pain in my jaw and clicking. i also have dreams about my teeth falling out because i feel like there’s so much pressure on them when im sleeping but i cant help it. im still looking for solutions to help stop it but haven’t found anything yet. maybe the dentist could provide a mouth guard or something to prevent teeth grinding/clenching.
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Lol I was reading this then realised I was clenching my teeth
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A mouth guard is what you need, this will prevent further damage to your teeth, as well as making you more aware of your grinding which could ultimately lead to you stopping. Even so it’s good long term as we all have moments of stress leading to clenching and grinding. A valuable investment.
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(Original post by Anonymous)
sometimes I clench my teeth when sleeping. I don't realise that I clenched my teeth until a while after waking up. I always remember it hurting when sleeping and also feeling a lot of pressure on my teeth whilst having the feeling of not being able to stop it and not knowing why/what was causing it (now I know - clenching teeth), especially on this one tooth. Whilst it's happening (when asleep) I always dream(?) of my teeth falling out/almost falling out as a consequence. Does anyone know any way to stop it?
At least you haven't bit parts of your tongue or mouth when doing it. :nah:
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Get a custom made night guard to avoid damage to your teeth.
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Lol I was reading this then realised I was clenching my teeth
same this was my reminder to relax lmaoo
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Perfectly normal, if annoying, i've been doping it and grinding recently. Its usually a reaction to stress though. It isnt overly good for you, especially if you end up grinding.
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(Original post by Anonymous)
sometimes I clench my teeth when sleeping. I don't realise that I clenched my teeth until a while after waking up. I always remember it hurting when sleeping and also feeling a lot of pressure on my teeth whilst having the feeling of not being able to stop it and not knowing why/what was causing it (now I know - clenching teeth), especially on this one tooth. Whilst it's happening (when asleep) I always dream(?) of my teeth falling out/almost falling out as a consequence. Does anyone know any way to stop it?
I have something similar! After speaking to my dentist, he recommended I continued wearing my retainers nightly to reduce clenching my teeth. Honestly, it's worked quite well and my jaw hasn't felt funny, stiff, or clicked! Generally, clenching your teeth over time can lead you to grinding them.
If you don't wear your retainers over time your teeth will gradually move back to their original position, or near enough before you had braces, hence why you have retainers to keep your teeth straight! So, really, wearing your retainers regularly and nightly proves beneficial more than just keeping your teeth straight. If you find wearing retainers isn't doing much, I suggest talking to your dentist about it and perhaps discuss a nightguard or ask what options are available for you.

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