Why do people clench and grind their teeth?

Ninety percent of the time the answer is life stress. But there are other possible reasons, and all contributing factors need to be considered for proper management.


The following is a list of causes that must be considered:


1. Exercise and Sports

  • Water-skiing
  • Weight Lifting
  • Motorcycling


2. Stimulants

  • Amphetamines
  • Cocaine
  • Caffeine
  • Ecstasy


3. Psychological

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Fear
  • Anger
  • Dreaming


4. Medical

  • Sleep Apnea
  • Pain in other parts of the body


5. Dental

  • Teeth not closing together comfortably