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Posted By : masschaos - 2/2/2012 9:01 PM
I was wondering if anyone else suffers from grinding your teeth.  I came across this article.
Which treatment worked for you?

Posted By : ak angel - 2/2/2012 11:25 PM
I have had problems since I was a kid with grinding my teeth. I do bio feedback and it works for me. I really never new it was a fibro symptom. Thanks for sharing.

Posted By : Mayo2012 - 2/3/2012 2:05 AM
Hi masschaos. I have that problem too. A lot of my teeth are grinded down to half the size were are and my jaws are always sore. I was wearing a gum shield but I cracked a a tooth when I had them in so stopped. I have to check out bio feedback ak angel. Thanks.

37yo Male

Fibromyalgia, IBS, Migraines, TMJ, RLS, Short Leg
450mg Lyrica, Vitamins (when I remember), Apple Cider Vinegar (again when I remember)!!!

Posted By : Mealmaker - 2/3/2012 3:07 AM
Hi Masschaos,
I've had trouble with grinding my teeth for many years and as a result have developed TMJD.  I wear a splint (everynight without fail) and I used to take valium at night to relax myself and  the jaw muscles.  I try meditation when I'm extra stressed but I have no doubt that I still grind at night because I'm very sore in the jaws when I wake up.  I've also spent 3 weeks in a pain rehab clinic learning pain management.
I too will be investigating Biofeedback - thanks AK.
Cheers  Lou
Dx Fibromyalgia, CF, Severe TMJ, Osteopenia of lower spine, arthritis of L hip, bursitis of L shoulder and hip, GERD, Perimenopause and query RA. Deleting Dairy and sugar out of my diet was what set me on the road to recovery.

"Behold the turtle who never makes progress unless he sticks his neck out" Unknown

Posted By : Twix410 - 2/3/2012 6:39 AM
Hi Masschaos,

I can relate to the TMJ issue. I have had fibro for over 10 years and for about 8 years I have suffered from it. I use a nightguard that I wear to sleep every night. It's customized from the dentist. Insurance usually will pay some towards it but not all. So it can be expensive but it's worth it. Wearing it daily prevents me from waking up with daily headaches and jaw/neck/face pain. I do notice if I become stressed out my jaw/face muscles become tight. I guess I clench my jaw and don't even realize it. I hope that you will find something that works for you if you are suffering from TMJ.


Posted By : luv2ride - 2/3/2012 9:27 AM
Yes, nightguard nightly.

Have read somewhere that antidepressants will increase likelihood to clench/grind.... but I clenched before AD...

Posted By : masschaos - 2/3/2012 4:26 PM
Thank you all for your replies. My problem seems to be that I tend to clench my teeth alot during the day, especially when I am under alot of stress. (Which is alot lately.) When I wake up in the morning, my teeth and jaws feel much better from getting the rest.

So, I guess I would benefit more from bio feedback than a splint right now, since I clench them more during the day than the night.


Posted By : mamanan - 2/4/2012 8:33 AM
I had a problem with clenching during the day too, masschaos. It did carry over at night, but not always. I bought an OTC nightguard to just try it out, it it was plenty for me b/c I didn't need it nightly.

For the day clenching, I tried to relax and be aware so as not to do it, but it didn't help. So I learned to put my tongue forward and in between my teeth. After a couple months, the clenching habit was finally broken.

Posted By : bluesuzza - 2/17/2012 5:17 AM
I have a new product in the UK, called the Grindalert headband. It is a bio feedback conditoning tool used to stop you from grinding your teeth and to also stop all the related pain that comes with the grinding.

Please check out the website at

Posted By : Fishchris - 2/17/2012 10:04 AM
Well, I was never aware of it, but I have had a few dentists tell me that it looked at if I had been grinding my teeth.
Interestingly, I do have a lot of teeth pain. Not individual tooth aches, but where every tooth in my mouth is sore when I bite down. The weird thing though, is that it gets the worst right before I fall asleep ? I can't see how grinding them at night, would make them feel better in the morning ? Goofy. But then, most of my FM symptoms are....
BTW, I have pretty much proven to myself (by switching back and forth a few X's) that Sensodyne toothpaste really does help. Probably like 40 to 60% pain relief for me. That stuff is SO expensive though. So last night, I bought a bigger tube, for less $, of Colgate for sensitive teeth. Hoping it has the same / same amount of active ingredients. I'll see...

Posted By : masschaos - 2/17/2012 11:27 AM
Thanks for the tip bluesuzza. It is surely something to consider.

Posted By : antmbjr - 2/10/2017 11:18 PM
Hello everyone, I grind my teeth when I sleep at night. I have been looking for a way to stop grinding my teeth and saw this

I have pledge for one and am hoping that it can help me stop grinding my teeth at night.

I checked out the site you posted and it looks like you have to pay for the various things they offer. This is against our forum rules.


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