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- June 25, 2003 at 6:24 pm #249736
I can so relate to you! I cleanch my teeth and that has caused jaw,
head, and neck pain, not to mention several cracked fillings & need
While I would say to spend the money and get one cast at your
dentist – that is the best route to take, but obviously not the
cheapest – there are other alternatives. I’ve found one similar to
the other person who responded at Walgreens (in Tucson there’s one on
practically every corner!) and at Target for around $20-25. There’s
a website that I’ve found for a company called Splintex (I think – I
saw it in an airline magazine of all places) that has a better
quality biteguard that runs about $60. Basically they’re the same –
semi-hard plastic that you drop in hot water to soften, and then bite
into to mold to your teeth.
I approached my dentist about these as a band-aid approach and while
he didn’t out right say not to, he of course warned against anything
that isn’t created specifically for your mouth as it runs the risk of
messing up your bite in the long run. However, I think that if you
have a problem, it’d be better than doing nothing and wearing your
teeth down more.
In terms of stress, I’m sure you know that (ducking in case Cindy
throws something 🙂 yoga/pilates/exercise in general can help. But
even when I was doing that on a regular basis, I still clenched at
night. When I woke up, I’d get stressed because I was doing it, which
made it worse… it’s all a vicious cycle, isn’t it?! I found that
taking an herbal remedy helped me – I took either straight Valerian,
or a combo of valerian, skullcap & hops (there’s a brand that’s in a
yellow bottle that has this combo… can’t remember the name
though.) I took the tablets about an hour before bed and it helped
relax me just enough that it helped me go to sleep faster & I didn’t
clench as badly.
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> Hello all 🙂 hope you are all having a great day. I have a problem
and need some help. I have suffered with migraines for over 4 months
now. We have finally determined after and MRI, a Cat Scan and an
emergency room visit or two. I grind my teeth which causes muscle
strain in my face which causes me to get week long migraines. So I
have been muddling through trying to figure out what and why and have
so far incurred over 2,000 dollars in un-covered medical expenses. I
can’t afford another $500.00 bucks for a bite guard is there an
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