Treatment for Teeth Grinding

Medically Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian, MD on November 11, 2020

There are a number of steps you can take to prevent teeth grinding. If stress is causing you to grind your teeth, ask your doctor or dentist about options to reduce your stress. Attending stress counseling, exercising, seeing a physical therapist, or obtaining a prescription for muscle relaxants are among some of the options that may be offered.

Additionally, your dentist can fit you with a mouth guard to protect your teeth during sleep. Mouth guards are coverings worn over teeth, and often used to protect teeth from injury from teeth grinding and during sports.

Behavioral Modifications for Teeth Grinding

Tips to help prevent teeth grinding include:

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