Re: teeth loose due to clenching
I am a fellow clencher too... I only do it on the right side and one tooth takes most of the force. It has been filled 3 times and last year it finally broke. Now I have a ceramic crown and clenching can damage that...what has worked for me is taking calcium and magnesium at night before I go to sleep. The only type that works for me is the type of calcium that is in Bone UP by Jarrow. Other companies sell it too, I think it is the hydroxiapitate form. If I forget to take them, I clench, if I take them, I don't. Both minerals can be relaxing to the body and muscles.
I do have a night guard, but do not use it because with clenching, you still have the jaw pain and my bite was changing for the worse. I would not rule it out for you though since it can protect your dental work.