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postpaleo
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20 Sep 2007, 5:18 am

Bruxism

I used to, but so much damage my teeth are now gone, well most. Wish I had done it years ago. Just curious if it is common here.

"The aetiology of bruxism is unknown, but may include asymmetrical occlusion, anxiety, digestive problems, a disturbed sleep pattern or hypersensitivity of the dopamine receptors in the brain."

That is the line in the link that got me to wondering, although I was curious before. Yeah, I know, polling such a thing to this many people is kind of dumb.


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20 Sep 2007, 10:51 am

I never have done it, but my son and mom both grind their teeth when they are sleeping.


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20 Sep 2007, 10:59 am

A couple of years ago, I started getting ringing in my ears. It was over a year before I was finally able to convince my doctor that it was a problem (well, different doctor after I moved cross country, and she immediately gave me a referral), and the ENT (Ear, Nose, Throat) specialist pretty quickly ascertained that it was because I was grinding my teeth and clenching my jaw. The muscles that close your jaw, if they're under constant strain, also cause a strain on your inner ear because they run past that part of your body, and ringing in your ears is a pretty early indicator of problems. I've got a splint that I wear at night that keeps me from grinding up my teeth, and I take a muscle relaxant, too.
I was already under the impression that bruxism could be comorbid with asperger's and autism.


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20 Sep 2007, 11:16 am

I used to have problems with teeth grinding when I was a child, not so much now though.



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20 Sep 2007, 11:18 am

I always grind my teeth when I'm anxious...which is quite often.



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20 Sep 2007, 11:46 am

mmaestro wrote:
I was already under the impression that bruxism could be comorbid with asperger's and autism.


I wasn't aware of it or if I saw the name I didn't know what it ment. Thanks.


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20 Sep 2007, 11:48 am

I use to grind my teeth all the time, not when I was sleeping, just out of frustration. I don't really do it anymore though.


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20 Sep 2007, 12:21 pm

When I was younger I did it alot.



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20 Sep 2007, 6:58 pm

My 5 y/o does this A LOT! The sound is painful to me. He's been doing it since he was about 2. He usually does it when he's happy and contentedly playing with something. It's his happy stim- unfortunately, he's a really happy kid ;)

j/k of course, it just drives me nuts.



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20 Sep 2007, 7:05 pm

Usually when I get a new dentist they make comments about either bruxism or mouth-breathing. The bruxism I attribute to the surgery to remove my wisdom teeth - it did not go well and really messed up my bite. Ever since, my jaw will get massively tense at times, sometimes pop suddenly, all kinds of weirdness. The mouth breathing is from allergies and a deviated septum. I do neti (nasal irrigation) which helps a lot with keeping my sinuses clear.



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20 Sep 2007, 10:33 pm

I did this. I don't think I do it anymore, but there's not really any way to know, unless someone else could notice it.


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21 Sep 2007, 1:54 am

My 9 year old and 4 year old sons do it.

I do when I'm extremely stressed.

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21 Sep 2007, 10:05 am

I don't grind my teeth cause i'm stressed or anxious. I used to do it when I would pet my cat or dog. I think its a happy stim like someone said about their son. I don't do it anymore now, because my teeth are restored after being worn down and my dentist will have a fit.


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21 Sep 2007, 11:59 am

monty wrote:
The mouth breathing is from allergies and a deviated septum. I do neti (nasal irrigation) which helps a lot with keeping my sinuses clear.


I should start doing that - as weird of a concept as it is for north americans... (I mean, pouring water through your nasal passages???) But since I've got nasty sinusitis (even shows on X-ray it's so bad!) and can barely breathe through my nose at all - I should try it.


That said, my front teeth have been ground a bit because I bite off tiny chunks of my inner cheek then nibble and bite the tiny ball of the stuff. It's a terrible habit and I'm sure it looks really weird to someone watching me... but I've done it my whole blasted life and if I try to stop it drives me crazy!



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24 May 2010, 3:30 pm

I do it all the time. Sometimes out of anxiety, sometimes just because it actually feels good to me and I've done it at night since I was a child.


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24 May 2010, 3:35 pm

Both my kids 7 and 5 do it. My 7 year old does it mainly in his sleep...sounds like hes chewing rocks!

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