I Suffer From Bruxism

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    For a good seven years

    now I've been grinding my teeth in my sleep. Last night, I wore a custom mouth guard from the dentist instead of the store-bought ones that I'd given up on months ago. I knew I would feel a bit more rested, but what I didn't expect was how I felt physically-- or didn't feel...
    adianoeta adianoeta
    26-30, F
    Feb 18, 2015

    My Teeth Disappear In My Sleep...

    I have had Bruxism as long as I can remember--my mom would tell me that she could hear me grinding my teeth in the next room it was so bad.I didn't think anything of it, because I wasn't educated about it--since then, of course I've learned that it's a harmful symptom of stress...
    SoulSucker SoulSucker
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 16, 2011

    My pain hurts. :( I woke up

    and the whole left side of my skull was aching. I turned over to my right side and heard an unfamiliar pop in my jaw. It was the first time I've woken up in pain since I had a mouth guard fitted six nights ago. So I'm not ignoring people for once. I can barely think straight...
    adianoeta adianoeta
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 22, 2015

    As far as I know I do not clench

    or grind at night, but I do it all day long. I'll be consciously aware of it a lot of the time but I do it subconsciously as well and it is SO hard to stop. I also suffer from OCD. I mainly push my bottom front teeth against my top front or click/tap/grind my molars together...
    theprincessteph theprincessteph
    26-30, F
    Feb 14
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