Teeth grinding remedies
An online, crowdsourced and curated overview of treatments that can help with teeth grinding (bruxism).
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We grouped the treatments in the following categories (according to the taxonomy used in ):
- 💊Pills, meaning drug, food supplements,
- 🧠Psychology, eg. biofeedback tools,
- 🏃♀️Psysical therapy, eg. specific excercises,
- 🦷Plates, more specifically all kinds of mouth guards, mouth correction tools,
- Others, including medical procedures.
Bruxism is often associated with stress, with specifically emotional stress and anxiety to be the main triggering factor. To avoid bruxism, these causes must be dealt with. Possible remedies and techniques:
- General stress reduction techniques, eg. meditation or mindfulness. BruxismAcademy offers multilingual courses
- Biodynamic devices. Tools that monitor bruxism behaviour and inform the user when it occurs, eg. using vibrations or notifications on your smartphone. Examples of biodynamic devides are Grindcare (product stopped), Jawsense, Jawsaver/Sovn, bytesense, BiteStrip (product stopped), GrindAlert (product stopped), Aesyra and others.
Drugs, stimulants, diets, can cause bruxism, or help you reduce the symptoms.
- Reduce ☕ coffee intake or other stimulants like ecstasy and MDMA 
- 🌊Stay hydrated, drink enough water
- Reduce stress using drugs or supplements, eg. by using CBD oil
- Check if your body is getting enough calcium and vitamin D . Use supplements if necessary source
- Avoid certain (medical) drugs, like SSRIs
Bruxism is caused by increased jaw-muscle activity, as such specific muscle orientated treatments like stretching, trigger point treatment, dry needling can help treat it.
- Mouth excercices
- Jaw excercises
Occlusal splints (aka ‘dental guards’) work by mechanically protecting the teeth. They typically do not reduce the bruxing activity itself. In specific cases, surgerly like bite or dental Corrections can be considered.
Other options include:
This is a crowdsourced list. So if you have comments, additional tools, etc. share them with us. The following people have proposed changes: Fien, Katayoun Omrani, David Scott.
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-  “Behandeling van bruxisme. De psychologische benadering”, Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Tandheelkunde, https://hdl.handle.net/11245/1.168736 (in Dutch)
-  de Baat, C., Verhoeff, M., Ahlberg, J., Manfredini, D., Winocur, E., Zweers, P., Rozema, F., Vissink, A., & Lobbezoo, F. (2021). Medications and addictive substances potentially inducing or attenuating sleep bruxism and/or awake bruxism. Journal of oral rehabilitation, 48(3), 343–354. https://doi.org/10.1111/joor.13061