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I Clench My Teeth

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    This has become a problem recently,

    mostly because of anxiety and hyper-vigilance. Does anyone have coping mechanisms?
    Merewiff Merewiff 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 21

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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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    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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    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 1 Response 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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    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 wish I never jumped over that stupid hurdle when I was seven and lost my two front teeth. I have the teeth next to them as my front teeth now and they are veneered so it doesn't...
    microwaveduck microwaveduck 26-30, F Mar 21

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    I hate my teeth so much, I don't want to smile in pictures or even in front of people. I feel so uncomfortable when people are talking to me because I know their staring at my...
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    14mm overjet my top row of teeth are pretty good despite that, except for one tooth that's just randomly back in my gum where my teeth should be, and my bottom teeth are just...
    rebeccalouise11 rebeccalouise11 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I used to use crest 3d whitstrips© on my teeth. They really work. But i always had this yellow on the bottom of my bottom teeth. Now i'm using this kit that comes with a mold...
    jamesisthename1 jamesisthename1 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    If you're so scared to get your wisdom teeth removed, if you've been searching on the internet for peoples experiences, read them and then freaked out then I think you should read...
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    I had an accident at a young age where I lost my two front teeth which resulted in loads of dental work and veneers. I'm worried as they are wearing out and I don't know what to do...
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    Getting my wisdom teeth pulled wasn't too bad for me. It was the most painful thing ever, but my cheeks didn't swell and I didn't get any infections or anything. The worst part of...
    nordicgirl nordicgirl 18-21, F Mar 24

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    I'm avoiding having my wisdom teeth removed even though they are impacted. I had surgery once and it was a terrible experience that I don't want to go through again...
    binks13 binks13 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 18

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    Had my wisdom teeth removed Friday. Surgery was not as bad as I assumed. The recovery is the hard part, I can chew some but I am getting annoyed with liquids and soft foods blah!
    bleusynne bleusynne 26-30 Mar 20

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    I got mine out I had 2 exter w teeth I had 6
    funnygirl32226 funnygirl32226 13-15, F Mar 20

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    When I was 22 I had all of my wisdom teeth removed and I was glad they were all removed. It seems weird sometimes to not have them and probably glad since it was a problem they got...
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    I hate the sound of other people brushing their teeth. I absolutely can't stand it! If I'm watching a movie where someone's doing it, I have to cover my ears while singing to...
    Remingu Remingu 18-21, F Mar 26

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    Just a few hours ago with my older sister. We have taken one round of meds and a yogurt. I feel fine with a little but of welling pain and 2 massive sockets. My older sister has...
    MafiasHeart MafiasHeart 13-15, M Mar 20

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    Just like, 2 weeks ago. Painful as all hell.. Felt like my jaw was broken
    freeebird freeebird 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    When I got mine out I was completely fine. No pain and I didn't take any pain killers, just swelling!
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    I was so nauseated after I got mine out lol I looked like a chipmunk.
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    When I got them token out like 4 years ago I had to get wheeled out in a wheel chair. And those things hurt once you get out to cold air.
    VictoriaHall VictoriaHall 13-15, F Mar 29

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    1 of the worst resulting experiences of my life. 1/2 my face swelled up, 2 sites got infected.
    taiterz taiterz 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    So I just brushed and one of the bristles got pulled out and I swallowed it and I I can feel it just sitting on my throat and it's making me crazy haha.
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    I got them taken out when I was only 11 years old in 6th grade before they even started growing in. I had to sit in the chair and they made me breathe through a plastic tube...
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