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Anyone clench their jaw/teeth?

I clench bad. I use a mouth guard at night, but still clench when I'm sleeping. I wake up with bad headaches. Any advice besides a dentist and/or aspirin/ibruprophen route?


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Asked by JandAsMommy at 10:10 PM on Feb. 28, 2011 in Health

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  • I do but only when I am really pissed off or irritated. If I am clenching my jaw, it's time for people to shut up before I explode.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:26 PM on Feb. 28, 2011

  • UGH, I just lost a long answer I typed! Okay, here I go again .. I've had this for years, been through several guards and I grind right through them. One dds recommended physical therapy, didn't follow thu so i don't know if it works. One recommended exercises, hard to xplain. One thing i do when I find myself clenching is to put my tongue between my teeth, like the upper and lower front teeth. Hard to describe, lol, but in a way so that if you tried to bite down you couldn't cuz you'd bite your tongue. Warm moist heat helps the pain a bit. Muscle relaxers like Flexiril or Soma at night. Also anti-anxiety meds like xanax or valium can help to relax you/your jaw so you don't grind at night.
    It's maddening, I know! Good luck.


    Answer by CookieMom108 at 10:39 PM on Feb. 28, 2011

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