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I Clench My Teeth

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    I Don't Even Realize It.

     I clench my teeth when I'm stressed, and sometimes just randomly. I don't realize I'm doing it until my jaw hurts! I've also noticed that when I'm really stressed out or nervous, I do this weird thing with my jaw where I act like I'm chewing on something, even though I'm...
    Jenniedvm Jenniedvm 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 25, 2009

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    Even When I Am Asleep

    My sis tells me I clench my jaws when I sleep. I remember when I was younger and I already have trouble sleeping, my cousin would sleep beside me. After a few minutes, she would fall asleep and then I would hear something similar to a squeaking sound. At first I thought it was a...
    anschel anschel 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 17, 2008

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    During Sleep Then Wake With Jaw Pain

    my doctor told me its called Bruxism (my dad used to grind his teeth at night and my sister and I do it also)my dentist said I should get a splint which would be about $500-600 that is ok if you are with a good health fund and working but I am on a pension once I pay out college...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 1 Response May 15, 2012

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    I clench my teeth at night

    and during the day. It leads to a really bad pain in my jaw. It's associated with stress as far as I can tell. I can't stand it.
    octopieyes octopieyes 22-25, F Mar 25, 2014

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    This has become a problem recently,

    mostly because of anxiety and hyper-vigilance. Does anyone have coping mechanisms?
    Merewiff Merewiff 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 21, 2014

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    Bump And Grind

    When I'm stressed I clench my teeth so's that my jaw aches, and I catch myself.  I try to relax but I'll be doing it again within minutes unless I get a sudden attack of Gurdjieffian self-awareness.  If self-development is an inch by inch process then step one is to redirect...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 Jan 16, 2012

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    I Do It Subconsciously

    I do it at night and I also do it during the day and I don't even notice it until my jaw and my teeth start hurting. I do it when I'm nervous.
    cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal 18-21, F Dec 2, 2008

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    Eek!

    There are two things that make me clench my teeth... when someone is really starting to **** me off OR when I hear a horrible sound! XD As for sound, lately my teeth clenching has been in overdrive... because my friend Philip likes to tease me, by using his "gay voice"...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 17, 2008

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    In Certain Situations

    I clench my teeth when: I'm in pain. I'm intensely irritated I'm trying to hold my tongue and otherwise preventing myself from saying something I'll probably regret.
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21 22-25, F Jan 25, 2009

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    Teeth Clenching

    If you are clenching your teeth, I would recommend everyone check out mouth guards from any providers online. You should get advice from your doctor first, but mouth guards (night guards) do the trick! I recently just purchased a mouth guard from TotalGard and I've...
    dentaladvsiro2009 dentaladvsiro2009 22-25 Jun 18, 2009

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    I've noticed that I have been doing this a lot

    in the past ... I dunno, maybe month? I think I noticed it about a month ago... maybe longer. As well as baring my teeth and biting my lip. I just do it subconsciously and I'm not sure why it's started all of the sudden. I know I went through some stress because of the end of...
    cillasavage cillasavage 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 27, 2014

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    I Clench My Jaw All Day Every Day!

    It is so annoying. It has gotten progressively worse over the last few months. Whenever I am not talking, i clench. My jaw is soar every morning and recently been keeping me awake in pain at night. I wear a mouth guard at night but it doesn't help it is already chewed up. I am...
    vegasgirl123 vegasgirl123 22-25, F Jan 10, 2012

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    Tense Jaw

    When I am angry, nervous, or simply sleeping, my jaws clench and occasionally I will grind my teeth.  Sometimes I can catch myself before I do it.  Sometimes I can catch myself five minutes into doing it.  But most of the time, I do it...
    Happyface Happyface 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    My teeth make me extremely self conscious. I had braces for 2 years and was insanely excited to get them off. Everyone else who got them off looked AMAZING after and their teeth...
    orregan orregan 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    People have said I have an attractive smile before. I don't think so though. I've been told I "light up" with my smile. Which makes me want to gag. My teeth are very crooked. I...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Apr 26

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    Im so worried and obsessed with keeping my teeth clean and healthy!! Both my parents have bad teeth probably from smoking and not taking care of them properly. I want to do all I...
    epsarah94 epsarah94 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 27

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    I'm a pretty girl, & I know that! Plus lots of people say so but.. Lots also make fun of my teeth . :( even the dentist laughed at them & I NEVER show my teeth in pictures, also...
    AbsolutePerfection AbsolutePerfection 13-15, F 2 Responses May 3

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    Teeth are one of the first things I notice about a woman. If you take care of your teeth, I know you take care of the rest of you. So smile ladies !!
    ednjori161 ednjori161 41-45, M May 7

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    Not so much the way they look, just the fact that they're kind of weak and it's tiring. I'm no stranger to root canal treatments, and something tells me I'll be having a few more...
    UselessNobody UselessNobody 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    Soo my parent disagree that I need braces what do you think. Click on this and look at the pic of my teeth
    Chloe144 Chloe144 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 24

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    Dentist said I had too many teeth and not enough mouth.
    pardax pardax 13-15, M May 16

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    I hate my teeth anyone wanna pull them out
    ILoveToBeTortured ILoveToBeTortured 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I hate it so much it's so boring and feels so gross, standing there with this toothbrush in mouth.
    artlover222 artlover222 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 26

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    The thought is so mouth-watering!
    airliner2111 airliner2111 36-40, M Apr 30

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    its just annoying and stupid and just the fact that everybody else does it iwanna be different
    poopmaster1960 poopmaster1960 51-55, M Apr 30

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    its just annoying and stupid and just the fact that everybody else does it iwanna be different
    poopmaster1960 poopmaster1960 51-55, M 3 Responses Apr 30

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    Lol yeah thank god. When i go to the dentist they always ask me if i've had braces and are shocked when i say no. and all i get are compliments. But i have a problem with...
    Muffin19 Muffin19 18-21, F May 1

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    I got a wisdom tooth pulled today. when i was waking up i was so outta it. I asked the lady there if she wanted to come over and have a "sexy time" then i told her she has a nice...
    copenhagenkyle copenhagenkyle 18-21, M May 8

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    I just had them taken out this morning. My two uppers and lower right went famously, no pain once we found out how much aenesthetic to use, no complications. My lower left, however...
    dontyouunderstand dontyouunderstand 18-21 1 Response May 12

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    So do I, and I need to get them out.
    jessiker81 jessiker81 31-35, F May 13

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    They Haven't Grown From Elementary School Lol Everyone Says That....
    BearHugs20 BearHugs20 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    *No risk no glory*If you don't get past the small talk, I think you'd stand a great chance of missing out that 1 or 2 ppl that you may come across who could actually make a huge...
    EmjayMJ EmjayMJ 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    Ok, y'all ready for another rant? Here we go in 3...2...1...NOW! I have a classmate named Sylvia. She is SO. FŬCKING. ANNOYING (there's gonna be a lot of letters with weird...
    BlueMetalChick BlueMetalChick 18-21, F 9 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    the blood is pulsing. the eyes turn red. the teeth are clenching. the hands are turning into fists. the stomach is all flexed and inside there is a goal: Destruction.
    Poeticdeaths Poeticdeaths 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 25

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    Darkness shrouded the landscape. Not quite the pitch black of a coffins interior but black enough that the indistinct forms of trees and buildings merged into slightly darker...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M Apr 28

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    I have two, maybe three days of work left at my parent's house. The contractors start repairs next week, then an inspection and the Closing. Over, done. No house. Freaky...
    Freestanding Freestanding 51-55, F 8 Responses May 6

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    Once a baby child, i woke up too early and saw two angels taking care of me. when i was born, i still remember it and the feeling of happiness still in me but lost it all around 2...
    RamonSantiago RamonSantiago 18-21, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    Why do I love to eat after I brush my teeth ... Especially Ice cream Hahahah
    gowybry gowybry 16-17, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Life is short … smile while you still have teeth
    chocomint chocomint 51-55, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Usually I don't but last time I had a very good experience. The dentist was a very cute young lady. It was nice to be in her dentist chair :) She just checked my teeth so no...
    erik2000erik200 erik2000erik200 13-15, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I grit my teeth trying to stay silent from the pain. My belly huge, womb full with over due triplets. Stuck out in the park. Water broken. Anyone want to RP birth? Up for...
    fullwomb fullwomb 18-21 12 mins ago

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    Are you one of those people who are concerned about their stained teeth, and want them to be pearly white, just like the sparkling teeth of a baby? Then visiting your dentist for a...
    deepakrajput deepakrajput 22-25, M May 12

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    It is hard to say if what I am feeling is normal based on my family history or that is something personal has nothing to do with my family. That will bring me to mention the...
    Mic82 Mic82 31-35, M May 12