Re: Zoloft and clenching teeth
jaw clenching is a common occurrence with any SSRI (Paxil, Lexapro, Zoloft, etc). Doesn't say it's a side effect, but if you look on the internet you will see many people have that problem. A lot of dental websites will mention teeth grinding and say that often taking an antidepressent is what causes it.
I took Paxil 5 years ago for about a year and I had jaw clenching. I've just gone on Zoloft and it's doing the same thing. Often doctors will prescribe Buspar along with the SSRI to help combat the clenching and grinding.
Your dentist can make a nightguard for you, but some of them are expensive. My sister wears a nightguard. She finds she still clenches her teeth and grinds, but it doesn't wear down her teeth since they are rubbing against the nightguard.