Pain Relief for Wisdom Teeth Naturally

Posted Oct 2018

By Delta Dental of Arkansas

Tagged Pain Relief, Tooth Pain

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Are you grating your grin while you sleep? If you wake up with a headache or a sore jaw, chances are you’re guilty of grinding. Here are some common causes and how to stop


Nighttime teeth grinding, also known as sleep bruxism, affects 8% of adults. The disorder can be caused by lifestyle choices, mouth complications—even your overall well-being:

Lifestyle Choices

Alcohol drinkers, tobacco users and high caffeine consumers are all prone to teeth grinding, according to the Journal of the American Dental Association.

Mouth Issues

Missing teeth or a misaligned bite can cause you to grind.


Check your prescriptions. Bruxism is listed as a side effect of some antidepressants and amphetamines.

Emotional Well-Being

Both stress and anxiety can cause your mouth to tense up, thus prompting nighttime teeth grinding.

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