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Posted: 10/6/2005 7:40:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/6/2005 7:45:24 AM EDT by IAMLEGEND]
Does anyone do this?

ETA:

"Twenty percent of adults grind their teeth at night. Grinding (bruxism) can be caused by stress or an unconscious attempt to smooth out a poor bite. It wears down and may fracture teeth, and it can lead to gum and jaw problems"

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Link Posted: 10/6/2005 7:41:59 AM EDT
On kids may mean worms. Adults, Big worms?
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 7:42:56 AM EDT
No, but, sometimes my arse is sore.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 7:43:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By s1rGr1nG0:
No, but, sometimes my arse is sore.




Link Posted: 10/6/2005 7:45:26 AM EDT
I do it sometimes apparently, or at least my mother told me I did when I was a kid. I don't know if I still do it as an adult.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 7:47:13 AM EDT
yep, sure do, my ma has tmj, and i may, i wear a mouth gaurd, and my teeth were ground down to little kid size by the time i was 20. not good stuff at all.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 7:48:33 AM EDT
All the time, i have TMJ and a class 3 bite. had a 3-wheeler wreck in '85 and it moved my lower jaw over and messed my bite up. SUCKS every day. BUT: i am lucky to be here according to the Doc who sewed up my tounge up after the crash, 27 stitches inside it and 17 on the outside of the tounge. Some mornings, i have to pop my jaw a few times so i can talk.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 7:49:03 AM EDT
Used to.

Get one of those $0.99 boil-and-bite mouth guards from the local sports store and trim it down so it's unnoticeable/unobtrusive to your likings (their a bitch to sleep with at first, I always felt close to gagging a lot until I took most of the plastic off the part that touches my pallet). IMO you just need enough to keep the upper and lower molars separated a little bit, you’re back molars don’t need full coverage if the ones in front of them a being seperated.

Then, if you chew the shit out of that thing, go see a dentist and get fitted for a custom one.

For some reason, I stopped grinding on my own. However now I find myself waking up with my fists balled and my arms dead asleep – so I don’t know WTF is up with that. But anyway, go and try the cheap option first and give yourself a few nights to get used to it.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 7:52:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dolomite:
Used to.

For some reason, I stopped grinding on my own. However now I find myself waking up with my fists balled and my arms dead asleep – so I don’t know WTF is up with that. But anyway, go and try the cheap option first and give yourself a few nights to get used to it.



I used to. and for whatever reason, i sometimes wake up with my fists balled and my arms just absolutely aching from muscle tension, like you.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 7:52:35 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 7:53:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dolomite:
Used to.

Get one of those $0.99 boil-and-bite mouth guards from the local sports store and trim it down so it's unnoticeable/unobtrusive to your likings (their a bitch to sleep with at first, I always felt close to gagging a lot until I took most of the plastic off the part that touches my pallet). IMO you just need enough to keep the upper and lower molars separated a little bit, you’re back molars don’t need full coverage if the ones in front of them a being seperated.

Then, if you chew the shit out of that thing, go see a dentist and get fitted for a custom one.

For some reason, I stopped grinding on my own. However now I find myself waking up with my fists balled and my arms dead asleep – so I don’t know WTF is up with that. But anyway, go and try the cheap option first and give yourself a few nights to get used to it.



Well, funny you mention the el cheapo mouthguard. That's exactly what I decided to get. I splurged and got the fancy $9.99 on at Gart Sports. It seems to take a better fit so it stays in place better than the $1.99 ones
I have seen the expensive ones ($200 to $500) and I said screw that...I'll try the $10 version first.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 7:53:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Raven_Fire:
yep, sure do, my ma has tmj, and i may, i wear a mouth gaurd, and my teeth were ground down to little kid size by the time i was 20. not good stuff at all.



Damn...that sounds bad.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 7:54:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/6/2005 8:06:14 AM EDT by IAMLEGEND]

Originally Posted By SP1Grrl:
Yep, clench them all night. I now have TMJ, and I have to wear a mouth guard at night. If I don't, I have to literally pry my jaw open in the mornings. It's painful as hell, my jaw pops every time I open it, and with any kind of stress, my jaw tightens automatically. 'Specialists' can't seem to fix it.



SHEISLEGEND has basically the same symptoms/condition.

ETA: for both of you
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 8:03:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By lokt:

Originally Posted By Dolomite:
Used to.

For some reason, I stopped grinding on my own. However now I find myself waking up with my fists balled and my arms dead asleep – so I don’t know WTF is up with that. But anyway, go and try the cheap option first and give yourself a few nights to get used to it.



I used to. and for whatever reason, i sometimes wake up with my fists balled and my arms just absolutely aching from muscle tension, like you.



+3
Same thing happening here.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 8:08:50 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 8:11:49 AM EDT
My dentist just told me it looks like my upper jaw is still growing (I'm 23).

Said this is not totally uncommon and it seems like it causes/is caused by teeth grinding.

Occasionally I would get a small sore on my upper gum, actually this is where the bone had grown thru the gum, and then the gum grows and covers up the bone.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 8:12:57 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/6/2005 8:15:46 AM EDT by Green_Canoe]

Originally Posted By IAMLEGEND:

Originally Posted By Dolomite:
Used to.

Get one of those $0.99 boil-and-bite mouth guards from the local sports store and trim it down so it's unnoticeable/unobtrusive to your likings (their a bitch to sleep with at first, I always felt close to gagging a lot until I took most of the plastic off the part that touches my pallet). IMO you just need enough to keep the upper and lower molars separated a little bit, you’re back molars don’t need full coverage if the ones in front of them a being seperated.

Then, if you chew the shit out of that thing, go see a dentist and get fitted for a custom one.

For some reason, I stopped grinding on my own. However now I find myself waking up with my fists balled and my arms dead asleep – so I don’t know WTF is up with that. But anyway, go and try the cheap option first and give yourself a few nights to get used to it.



Well, funny you mention the el cheapo mouthguard. That's exactly what I decided to get. I splurged and got the fancy $9.99 on at Gart Sports. It seems to take a better fit so it stays in place better than the $1.99 ones
I have seen the expensive ones ($200 to $500) and I said screw that...I'll try the $10 version first.



Same problem here. I start grinding as soon as the stress at work elevates. No problems while I'm on vacation. Does that mean I can quit my job and get a disability pension from the gov't?

Got the specially fitted soft mouth gaurd from my dentist for $60 but he's trying to talk me into either a $400 or $800 one. I don't think so, even though the others are supposed to be more comfortable. $800 that's a new rifle... $400 is a parts kit. I can't see how an $800 mouth gaurd is any different than a $2,750 stereo cable.

Kent
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 8:16:09 AM EDT
Dentist made me a mouth guard 15+ years ago. Use it every night. Needs a littel repair which is getting done today. Can't sleep without it.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 8:17:16 AM EDT
Also this "bruxism" was once described as one symptom of possible depression.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 8:18:15 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 8:25:41 AM EDT
Yeah I do it therefore led to my TMJ... THAT is a friggin nuisance!

Now I notice my younger daughter does it.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 9:00:44 AM EDT
looks like were abunch of streesed out gun totin mo fo's, good to hear.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 9:11:40 AM EDT
do it ALOT! mostly from stress. I get kicked outta bed more then I care to think of because of the grinding.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 9:36:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By IAMLEGEND:

Originally Posted By Dolomite:
Used to.

Get one of those $0.99 boil-and-bite mouth guards from the local sports store



Well, funny you mention the el cheapo mouthguard. That's exactly what I decided to get. I splurged and got the fancy $9.99 on at Gart Sports. It seems to take a better fit so it stays in place better than the $1.99 ones
I have seen the expensive ones ($200 to $500) and I said screw that...I'll try the $10 version first.


$.99 was a bit of an exageration on my part - you've got buy them buy the 100 lot to get that cheap.

In the new taliban-free boxing gyms in Afghanistan, dudes share "community" mouth guards
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 9:44:19 AM EDT
You all just need to repent your sins.

I sleep like a baby.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 9:53:40 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 9:59:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Silesius:
You all just need to repent your sins.

I sleep like a baby.



It's not my "sins" that I worry about.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 10:01:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dolomite:

Originally Posted By IAMLEGEND:

Originally Posted By Dolomite:
Used to.

Get one of those $0.99 boil-and-bite mouth guards from the local sports store



Well, funny you mention the el cheapo mouthguard. That's exactly what I decided to get. I splurged and got the fancy $9.99 on at Gart Sports. It seems to take a better fit so it stays in place better than the $1.99 ones
I have seen the expensive ones ($200 to $500) and I said screw that...I'll try the $10 version first.


$.99 was a bit of an exageration on my part - you've got buy them buy the 100 lot to get that cheap.

In the new taliban-free boxing gyms in Afghanistan, dudes share "community" mouth guards



No, I knew what you were saying. Point taken...the cheap ones are fine. This one was boil and bite too.
The notion of sharing mouthguards is pretty disgusting.
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