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I Clench My Teeth

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I have this same issue but I am much younger. Having bad teeth has had a lot of a negative effect on my life. I don't like to smile and I think everyone notices my bad teeth. I...
    Slimm1986 Slimm1986 26-30, F Mar 21

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    I never ever had straight teeth being cursed with too many teeth for my mouth and suffering from a chronic desire to grind my teeth from childhood.
    Joanne0chan Joanne0chan 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    I have some questions about them, first of all when should they start coming in? Also I don't think I have any room at all on my top jaw for them like literally my teeth are as far...
    MTBlake33 MTBlake33 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    My mouth hurts so bad! The dentist said that in growing my wisdom teethe and they hurt like hell. I just want then to stop!
    ShyGirlz15 ShyGirlz15 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    One day i woke up entered into the washroom and spit into the sink what i saw was the blood it keeps happening to me for three days. I went for scaling doctor advised ; " You...
    CrushedBrain CrushedBrain 22-25, M Apr 11

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    Brush teeth, pee, shave. What can't be done in the shower?
    likacougar likacougar 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 12

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    i only use mouthwash its so much easier and less time is taken up
    Beutifulman1970 Beutifulman1970 41-45, M Mar 28

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    oh god, this is by far the worst thing ever. I got my upper left wisdom tooth removed and my lower left wisdom tooth partially removed. I have a half tooth stuck in my gums and the...
    xxIslandgirlxx xxIslandgirlxx 22-25 1 Response Apr 2

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    Theyre just coming in but the right one is breaking through my gums and hurting my mouth. At least I can eat as much ice cream as I want (:
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F Apr 8

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    Not bad just discolored from sucking on a pacifier and drinking chocolate milk out of a bottle for so long as a kid, a lill crooked too.
    MTBlake33 MTBlake33 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    Yeah... Lydia got me addicted a while ago >~< I will admit though, they really help when your teeth hurt or you just have the urge to grind them ^_^ ~ Lys ♪
    AssylaAidyl AssylaAidyl 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    So, it turns out he was hurting my mum too. I can't believe that. All along, his main thing he said was that if I told anyone, he'd hurt my mum instead. Apparently he said to mum...
    FabulousUnicorn15 FabulousUnicorn15 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

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    I just stumbled across this old poem from a few years ago and decided to share. /The Chronicles of Flying Home/ The sky fell sideways as the metal dragon climbed. It...
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    I had a dream, which was not all a dream. The bright sun was extinguish'd, and the stars Did wander darkling in the eternal space, Rayless, and pathless, and the icy earth Swung...
    LindsayBishop LindsayBishop 31-35 Mar 25

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    Lately I've had so many damn episodes of this still mystery illness that I have. I don't know what it is or why. I feel as though life is passing me by at this point. So much so...
    pizzaboy213 pizzaboy213 18-21, M Apr 1

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    I saw a woman today at the bus loop having what looked to me like an intense, violent flashback. I heard her say "Not here" and start to squirm uncomfortably. I watched, along with...
    EarthboundMisfiti EarthboundMisfiti 22-25, F 8 Responses Apr 9

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    I lost half my teeth (top and bottom) goofing around whilst diving a car in a field. I hit a bale and my head slammed into the steering wheel knocking half my teeth out. I had to...
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    My then fiancée, now wife, encouraged me to get full dentures. She knew my partials caused me discomfort and, when two further teeth crumbled, and then my wisdom teeth erupted and...
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    I admit that I have social anxiety. It has held me back in my life. I would like to overcome my social anxieties. I know that with steady effort and willpower, I can and I will...
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    Root canal is a safe process rather than removing your teeth. It’s all about extracting the infected pulp from the teeth and filled with material to prevent further infection. I...
    KathleenShepard KathleenShepard 26-30, F Mar 26

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    I started training for the Mich. Dept. of Corrections in 1988. You go through many classes on law, sexual harassment, martial arts and Dept policies. After you got through most of...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F Mar 27

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    I've eaten sand and glass and I just love that gritty feeling, but after years of doing it every so often my teeth have gotten sensitive, has anyone else had the same problem ? I'm...
    zonumira618 zonumira618 18-21, F Apr 3

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    I am sad to say its true .I have had several dentists because I blackout and frighten them so much they don't want me back . I am waiting for an appointment to go to the hospital...
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M Apr 6

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    I had a lot of smashed teeth in my mouth and was booked for day surgery at my local hospital today . I nearly never had it done today . I arrived at the hospital at 7 30 am and at...
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M Apr 6

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    The danger of having a kick about with the mates. Someone tripped me up and I fell - my worst nightmare occurred as both my top and bottom teeth landed in the grass. My bottom set...
    dendek dendek 41-45, M 1 day ago

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    Okay, I don't know of any other site to post this on, so here I go. Here is a couple of problems I have with my life that have been a pest. 1. I live in an hour away from my high...
    Prompous Prompous 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    That's why I take quirky pills. Some quirkiness for all: Hydrogen peroxide is the most underestimated little brown bottle on Earf. Sore throat? Gargle it! Bad breath? Gargle it...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 25

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    So today at supper I had quite a heated discussion with my mom. She doesn't know how I feel about myself. She doesn't know I feel fat and ugly. At the dinner table she showed me...
    Lemons2000 Lemons2000 18-21, F Mar 25

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