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I Clench My Teeth

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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

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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 Mar 25

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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 only found out after sharing a room with my sister. Sometimes if i'm stressed or having nightmares I will grind my teeth so much that my jaw will lock. Not pleasant
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    Not "bad-teeth" just a crooked smile 😊
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