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21 Jul 2005

Nightly teeth grinding a result of depression?
My son (16) was diagnosed as clinically depressed. He was self-mutilizing and stressed out by events in his school. He is on Anti-depressant medication.
Lately I discovered that he his grinding his teeth at night. Frequently and viciously.
What can be done against this maybe?
Regards,
Babs
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

The proper treatment of his depression may very well help this. If it doesn't, and it sometimes arises on its own, some specialist dentists can help, and can even make a special gadget to put in one's mouth at night to protect the teeth from being worn down by excessive grinding. As sunshine and others say, it's often simply a bad habit, maybe related to tension
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