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I Clench My Teeth

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    After my grandmother (the only mother figure in

    my life) died I noticed I started clenching my teeth and jaw. At first it was just during my sleep, but now I notice I do it almost all the time when I am uncomfortable or over-exerting myself in some way. It makes me have huge headaches, sometimes even migraines almost every...
    ThatGirlIsPoison23 ThatGirlIsPoison23 26-30, F Jun 19

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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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    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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    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'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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    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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    I dreamt last night that my ex- husband was killed by a guy who asked me, did he hurt you? And I replied yes. But I never thought that the man was planning on killing him! I tried...
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    I have been friends with this girl (let’s call her Squirrel) for about 20 years. And she is the most selfish, self-centered person on the planet! She only cares about herself...
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    State paid healthcare kicked in. Now i can get teeth removed and see if gum disease is permanent.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Milf - Big Sean I got my welfare check, smokin on that crack Hell yeah I'm unemployed, baby daddy down my back Now what you got for me Sean? I heard it's big and it's long I take...
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    I think my teeth are pretty good :/
    BenzoYDK BenzoYDK 16-17, M 3 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    So I just finished with the surgeon. My new appointment for my surgery to get my wisdom teeth pulled is on October 6th. The surgeon said they need to come out. There impacted. It's...
    Smurfette1 Smurfette1 18-21, F 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I will admit that i am jealous of those that have good white teeth that are straight. i have coffee stained teeth that have gaps in them. It sucks cause i was never able to afford...
    cosmosdrift cosmosdrift 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Breathe into meOpen my mind and speak into my soulCapture me with your wordsEmbrace me with your passionClaim me with your touchI want to feel youPress your body upon me, as your...
    HeartOfPoetry HeartOfPoetry 36-40, F 9 Responses 1 day ago

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    Dentures could soon be a thing of the past thanks to the development of a new type of dental implant. Although there was nothing wrong with the previous dental implants technology...
    NimitaD NimitaD 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I just brush my teeth in the morning.
    NewPerson001 NewPerson001 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    Two of them, otherwise they're all there.
    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M 3 days ago

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    ^_^ .
    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M 3 days ago

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    They're white enough and they don't smell soooo
    MsFuzzWuzzOreoCat MsFuzzWuzzOreoCat 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I got two of my wisdom teeth pulled out and it went so well, but now I'm at home in bed under my pillow, sheets,and a sweater slowly losing my mind to the pain. The ibuprofen is...
    ASMRLegion ASMRLegion 18-21, T 4 days ago

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    And it sucks so bad. Surgery was fine because I wasn't awake for it. But now I'm swollen and bleeding. :( I guess it's not that bad, but it's still not fun.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    So I went to the dentist. I was told my wisdom teeth are coming in straight but my mouths not wide enough for them so they will still be half under my gum. So I need surgery. My...
    Smurfette1 Smurfette1 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have 3 wisdom teeth coming in. Bottom left which doesn't hurt. Top right which doesn't hurt. Then bottom right which hurts so much :'( I don't think I have a top left I think I...
    Smurfette1 Smurfette1 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    I am 26 and I lost one of my front teeth. Guess what? Chipped right to the gum. Dentist said there was no hope, unless I have money to buy my way out of such a tragedy...
    myfungasm myfungasm 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    I use a Water pik on my teeth after eating. It feels a lot like I'm using a power washer on my teeth. It is a bit uncomfortable between my teeth sometimes, but my mouth feels so...
    cyclops1975 cyclops1975 36-40, M Aug 21

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    It took me almost a year to find an oral surgeon due to my ****** insurance. Once I found one, they were able to get me in within a month. During that time, I scared myself reading...
    nwhite5866 nwhite5866 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    She is not a good person, she knows, because if she were a good person then she would not be leaning into this boy. If she were a good person, she wouldn’t let him wrap his arm...
    calimaki123 calimaki123 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I just realized that I probably enjoy flossing way too much XD But I love it lol
    TheGirlYouNeverKnew TheGirlYouNeverKnew 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    I did my front crown 2 weeks back. The dentist had to trim my bottom teeth because I felt uncomfortable that my bottm teeth keeps hitting my upper crown. My bite was totally...
    bunny92 bunny92 22-25, F Aug 17

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    I wish I could go back in time and take care of my teeth, my mom spoiled me rotten and she let me have a lot of sugar. And when I got older I started to get major depression and...
    Kornisone Kornisone 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 11

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    • Brush at least twice a day. It is very important to brush teeth after every meal since the food we eat may remain in between our teeth, which can lead to bacterial build up and...
    NimitaD NimitaD 26-30, F Aug 11

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    As far as I can recall I was always fascinated by people that had dentures. I fantasised that some day I would have my teeth replaced. For many years I searched for a dentist that...
    edward33 edward33 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 10

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    It was ******* awful. I want incapacitated for a solid week.
    aliadele aliadele 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 10

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