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Tricks to stop clenching?


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Old 09-18-2005, 03:18 AM   #1
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Tricks to stop clenching?

In another post TiffanyAnn wrote:

[QUOTE=TiffanyAnn] I have learned the keeping my tongue on the roof of my mouth trick as well because I can't clench when my tongue in there. /QUOTE]

I just tried this and I can clench no matter where my tongue is.

Does anyone know any other tricks? I have been trying to be aware but then I find myself clenching on my front teeth instead of the back.

 
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Old 09-18-2005, 02:38 PM   #2
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Re: Tricks to stop clenching?

Hi:
One other trick you can use is to stick your tongue between your teeth. It is impossible to clench with your tongue stuck between your top and bottom teeth. I hope this trick works for you.
Tiffany

 
Old 09-18-2005, 04:03 PM   #3
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Re: Tricks to stop clenching?

That one is helpful, I've tried that when I think about it, the pain more than anything keeps me from clenching when my tongue is between my front teeth.

 
Old 09-19-2005, 04:57 AM   #4
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Re: Tricks to stop clenching?

Ok. Well thanks. I'll try it.

 
Old 12-08-2005, 04:15 AM   #5
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Re: Tricks to stop clenching?

[QUOTE=karmais]In another post TiffanyAnn wrote:

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I have learned the keeping my tongue on the roof of my mouth trick as well because I can't clench when my tongue in there. /QUOTE]

I just tried this and I can clench no matter where my tongue is.

Does anyone know any other tricks? I have been trying to be aware but then I find myself clenching on my front teeth instead of the back.
Me again....

Can anyone else clench even with their tongue on the roof of their mouth? The only way I cannot clench is when I stick my tongue out of my mouth.

 
Old 12-08-2005, 07:15 AM   #6
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Re: Tricks to stop clenching?

NOTHING stops me from clenching. I'm doomed to clench the rest of my life...

 
Old 12-11-2005, 05:34 PM   #7
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Re: Tricks to stop clenching?

I am going to a TMJ Botox specialist in Dallas (I live in Chicago). She is a Dentist who specializes in botox injections to help TMJ clentching and pain.

Grinding my teeth at night is the ONLY reason i suffer from TMJ. I am flying thereto have it done. Ive done alot of research and i have spoke with a few people that have had Botox done once and it cured them from clenching since they had it done. Only one person has gone back for a follow up treatment.

My thoughts are if you can find a trained physician or Dentist that specializes in Botox I feel it is a safe way of treating TMJD.

The bad stories I read about Botox was from Physicians not trained enough in administring the shots in the correct amounts and locations.

So I will keep everyone updated on my progress.

The only downfall is the cost...running around $900

 
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