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Why do people grind their teeth?

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Although teeth grinding can be caused by stress and anxiety, it often occurs during sleep and is more likely caused by an abnormal bite or missing or crooked teeth. It can also be caused by a sleep disorder such as sleep apnea.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Bruxism/Teeth Grinding."

MedlinePlus: "Bruxism."

American Sleep Association: "Bruxism."

 

 

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on March 10, 2019

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Bruxism/Teeth Grinding."

MedlinePlus: "Bruxism."

American Sleep Association: "Bruxism."

 

 

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on March 10, 2019

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