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.
- General stress reduction techniques, eg. meditation or mindfulness
- Biodynamic devices. Tools that monitor bruxism behaviour and inform the user about it, eg. using vibrations or a smartphone app. Examples of biodynamic devides are Jawsaver (in the form of smart earbuds), Grindcare (with a specific device), Jawsense, bytesense, BiteStrip and others.
- Faceformer, a functional, neurophysiological training program against bruxism.
Drugs, stimulants, diets, can cause bruxism, or help you reduce the symptoms
- Reduce stress using drugs or supplements, eg. CBD oil
- Magnesium supplements, eg. these gummies
- Reduce ☕ coffee intake or other stimulants like ecstasy and MDMA
- Avoid certain (medical) drugs, like SSRIs
- Avoid a too acidic diet (?? to be confirmed)
- Use of muscle relaxants (eg. Norflex, to be confirmed) can help you
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
- HIIT excercises
Occlusal splints (aka ‘dental guards’) work by mechanically protecting the teeth. They typically do not reduce the bruxing activity itself.
- Mouth Guards
- Bite or Dental Correction
- Taping the mouth shut
- 👅Tongue surgery
- 💉Botox injections
- 👃Nasal dilators
- 🌊Correct hydratation
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.
-  “Behandeling van bruxisme. De psychologische benadering”, Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Tandheelkunde, https://hdl.handle.net/11245/1.168736 (in Dutch)