As a bruxer (aka teeth grinder) I know what it feels like to wake up in the morning with sore and stiff jaw muscles. I didn’t even know I was grinding my teeth until a new dentist told me I was. He noticed that my bottom eye teeth were worn flat.
After years of using various night mouth guards to protect my teeth from further damage, I realized that I was still jaw clenching. I started to wonder if eventually my teeth would crack or move from the pressure of clenching and grinding. I also started to fear that my Temporo Mandibular Joint would become damaged from the constant pressure.
I knew that the grinding was likely a symptom of an underlying problem, so I set out to find alternative solutions that could decrease, if not eliminate, my night grinding. I really want to be free of wearing a night mouth guard!
I created this site to share the information and resources I’ve found online. Much of the information has been found at various dental association sites online as well as by reading abstracts and medical studies.
I hope what you find here will help you in your quest to stop or lessen your teeth grinding.
P.S. StopJawClenching.com is for informational purposes only and does not provide medical, dental, or nutritional advice, diagnosis or treatment.
I’m not a medical or dental professional. If you are in pain and do not know where to start, consider seeking the advice of dental professional.