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I Clench My Teeth

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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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    My story goes like this, 1991 me and my brother was shipped to the Adriatic Sea without mom and dad , because it was war in my City!!! Without mom and dad I didn't brushed my teeth...
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    rebeccalouise11 rebeccalouise11 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 12

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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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    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 want to have 2 or 3 of my teeth pulled. All located in the back of my mouth, so no one would really notice it, so I don't mind it. These teeth have been giving me issues for over...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 8 Responses 3 days ago

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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...
    denaellis575 denaellis575 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 25

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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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    I need to get my wisdom tooth pulled in a few weeks or so... It's kind of impacted. One side is out, and the other side isn't, and it's coming in crooked... Do they cut into my...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Had 4 wisdom teeth and a bad root canal second molar taken out on same day with IV sedation. I came out 40 minutes of surgery, bf took me to the car and I was happy all day after...
    juniorpdx juniorpdx 26-30, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I was so nauseated after I got mine out lol I looked like a chipmunk.
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    how i can make new gf and i need someone to talk to
    mohamed7204 mohamed7204 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 25

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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 Apr 11

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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.
    bunnybear321 bunnybear321 16-17, F Apr 12

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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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    What Causes Tooth Loss?There are numerous reasons as to why people lose some, most or all of their teeth. One of the most common reasons is a blend of poor dietary habits and poor...
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    "Kick In The Teeth" by Papa Roach We live in a cold dark world with venom in it's fangs. You can spit it in my face but I know I'll be ok It's on the attack. It's a war, It's a...
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    I feel so stressed right now and overwhelmed. About a month ago I brushed my teeth like I normally do. I know my teeth aren't the best and need some work. I went to brush my teeth...
    LonelyandLovely LonelyandLovely 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 24

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    Taken advantage of. Insulted. Abused. Tossed away. The young girl slowly withers as she is treated as nothing. Sitting in the corner again, clenching her bleeding arm and crying...
    Awakened92 Awakened92 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    He sat in the chair opposite me, a hulk of a man. His hands were cold. I could tell by the way he clenched them; fists squeezed so tightly they were white from loss of blood. His...
    lildragon3333 lildragon3333 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    these are some weird dreams i am getting from past 2 days,unable to understand what do they suggest. dream 1 this morning I had a dream,in which I am sitting in my bedroom on the...
    dreamer2696 dreamer2696 16-17 1 Response Apr 8

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    1st, the milling cutter has many kinds of commonly used patterns according to the use discrimination. 1) cylindrical milling cutter:milling cutter Uses on the horizontal milling...
    hongjian8881 hongjian8881 26-30, M Mar 27

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    It's not that I can't accept criticism, oh no...it's just...whenever I come up with a clever idea for something there's always some negative ninny who calls it unoriginal for some...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M Mar 29

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    I would like to pay tribute to a few of my special EP friends. First, I would like to say that you are all special to me, and I am priveledged to have met each of you.  I...
    OneEPGirl OneEPGirl 70+, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    Royals" [Verse 1] I've never seen a diamond in the flesh I cut my teeth on wedding rings in the movies And I'm not proud of my address, In a torn-up town, no postcode envy But...
    thislittlejourney thislittlejourney 26-30, F Apr 7

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    Grandpa always asks me to get him an RC. ( a soda ) I always get it. Then open it with my teeth. Grandpa yells "AHHH! DONT OPEN IT WITH YOUR TEETH! Use a spoon!" but everytime I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 9

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    I have one very brief memory of going to the dentist. I think I was 3 which would make sense since I was with my first step-dad. I remember my first molar eventually grew two...
    stands2reason stands2reason 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    Wearing a denture has always been a fantasy and a wish. I just have decided it is time now to get a partial one. I have 2-3 teeth which need care so I have decided to let them...
    must308 must308 46-50, T 2 days ago

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    Just how human are you and in what ways? Spiritually human enough to understand that a fellow believer does not just give up seven years of their life for no reason? Spiritual...
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    Just how human are you and in what ways? Spiritually human enough to understand that a fellow believer does not just give up seven years of their life for no reason? Spiritual...
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    Got to love being British and funnily enough I actually have good teeth I don't know where the stereotype of bad teeth came from :) but I think it's funny.
    Robuk1991 Robuk1991 22-25, M 4 Responses Mar 30

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    My fiance is only 28 years old and the dentist told us that he would lose all of his teeth in the next ten years if he did not get them fixed due to a degenerative condition. He...
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    My daughters almost 8 months and teething hardcore... Im still in high school. She's waking up 6 7 and 8 times in one night and I'm going to school with close to no sleep... At...
    littleeone18 littleeone18 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 10

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