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Causes of Teeth grinding

Causes of Teeth grinding

The exact cause of teeth grinding is not known, but doctors consider anxiety, stress and anger as risk factors for teeth grinding. Other causes may include an abnormal bite, an abnormal sleep cycle, jaw growth in children and neurological diseases such as Huntington's and Parkinson's disease.

List of causes of Teeth grinding

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Teeth grinding) that could possibly cause Teeth grinding includes:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Poor bite alignment
  • Dislocated jaw
  • Central nervous system disorder
  • New dental filling
  • Habitual teeth grinding
  • Bruxism is caused by the activation of reflex chewing activity
  • The etiology of problematic bruxism is unknown, though several conditions are known to be linked to bruxism. It is theorized that certain medical conditions can trigger bruxism, including digestive ailments and anxiety
More causes:see full list of causes for Teeth grinding

Teeth grinding: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Teeth grinding, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Teeth grinding:

Teeth grinding: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Teeth grinding: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Teeth grinding as a symptom:

Conditions listing Teeth grinding as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Teeth grinding. Our database lists the following as having Teeth grinding as a symptom of that condition:

Medications or substances causing Teeth grinding:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Teeth grinding as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.


Drug interactions causing Teeth grinding:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Teeth grinding as a symptom.

The list below is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Related information on causes of Teeth grinding:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Teeth grinding may be found in:

 

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