Do you grind your teeth?

Singapore
December 21, 2008 7:08am CST
My dad grinds his teeth when he is asleep. It's quite bad & very loud. I can hear him LOUD and CLEAR from my room which is across my parent's room. Do you grind your teeth? Why do people grind their teeth anyway?
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@troyski (103)
• Philippines
21 Dec 08
i know of someone who does this. it really is scary to hear that loud and clear sound at night. its very concerning at the very least. someone told me that i used to do that as well before. although not as often as the person i know, i seem to have attacks of it when i am subconsciously under stress. i have asked some doctor friends of mine and they say the same thing. it seems teeth grinding is somehow stress related.
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• Singapore
21 Dec 08
stress you say? hmmm.. is there any way to cure it? did your doctor friend recommend any ways to minimize this? maybe like try thinking of happy thoughts? it's quite worrisome because he grinds his teeth every night. hmmm... maybe i'd try brewing some soothing tea.
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• United States
21 Dec 08
There are mouth pieces that can be used to minimize or prevent this problem. The mouth pieces are similar to mouth guards that are used for sports.
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• Singapore
21 Dec 08
that's a good idea, to have mouth pieces. but i don think my dad would be receptive to it. i mean you know, men and ego. doesn't help that he is a male chauvinist.
@laglen (19782)
• United States
21 Dec 08
I do grind my teeth. People do this when stressed. You know how you clench your teeth when you are upset? thats what we do while sleeping and then this leads to grinding. I can tell you we do not like it! I wake up in the morning and it feels like my teeth are falling out!
• Singapore
21 Dec 08
falling out? i'm interested. how does it feel to have your teeth feel like they are falling out?
@ibabyqin (44)
• China
23 Dec 08
I don 't gring teeth,but it is realy quite bad to hear it.I would like to give you some of the reason I know: 1.Stress. Some of friends have gave you this answer.I agree with them. 2.Verminous and intestinal infections affection.Now the life condition is improved, this possiblity is small. 3. Disorder of digestive function. If people eat too before sleeoing, the food would stimulis the alimentary canal and cause teeth grind. 4.Dietary nutrition disequilibrium.You can check some information for your Dad and give some advise on the dinner. Hope my answer can help you.
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@kellys3ps (3728)
• United States
21 Dec 08
I grind my teeth a ittle bit, but my hubby and son are really bad about it - they are really loud! My son has tiny little teeth from grinding them down.
• Singapore
22 Dec 08
oh my!! are your son's teeth baby teeth of adult teeth? my mum used to slap me on the face (when i had some signs of grinding when i was younger). after awhile i stopped altogether...
@katkat (2379)
• Philippines
21 Dec 08
Definitely not but my sister does it once in a while. Were in the same room so I hear it when she grinds her teeth. She doesn't do it every night though the first time I saw and hear her grinds her teeth scared me. I thought she was dreaming or something. I watched her for a sec. eventually she stopped and sleeps soundly. The next day I told her about her grinding her teeth, she couldn't believed that she do that. She absolutely don't know that she grinds her teeth until I told her. I'm curios to know why people do that. Anyone knows why some people grinds teeth during sleep?
• Singapore
21 Dec 08
because they are subconsciously under stress. =) i just learnt it too... so think happy thoughts!!
@royal52gens (5380)
• United States
21 Dec 08
I started grinding my teeth because of a seizure disorder. Over time it has become a habit that is very hard to break. I have not had anyone tell me that my grinding is loud or noisy. hmmm. Maybe I should ask my family about this.
• Singapore
21 Dec 08
you mentioned some mouth piece. do you use them?
@lellyp (245)
• Indonesia
17 Jan 09
Hahahha.. yes, sometime am sleep grind my teeth. But sometime when am grind on my teeth am wake up cos ma hear it.
@bellis716 (4806)
• United States
24 Dec 08
Grinding one's teeth is an involuntary action that is bad for the teeth and the jaw. Your dad needs to see a dentist and to get a mouth guard to protect his teeth. This is urgent.
• Indonesia
22 Dec 08
I think I nener grind. My opinion peole grind bcause they very tired. I ever hear my sister grind too