Ask the Dentist: What is the best treatment for teeth grinding?
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- Reduce your stress: Set aside time each day for physical activity. This will help you get out any built up energy you may be storing, but can also help reduce your stress level.
- Avoid caffeine: The soda or coffee you consume throughout the day could be a main culprit of your teeth grinding habit. If possible, try to limit your intake on caffeine and increase the amount of water you consume.
- Relax your jaw: Practice makes perfect. Spend a few minutes each day teaching yourself how to relax your jaw and then remind yourself to do so whenever you have the urge to clench.
- Apply heat: Placing a warm washcloth against your cheeks before you go to sleep is a simple yet effective way to relieve tension and relax your jaw.