Do you ever grind your teeth at night?  The most common reasons that people grind their teeth is either stress and anxiety or sometimes an abnormal bite or missing or crooked teeth.  If you have missing or crooked teeth you should definitely check with your dentist but if you have stress or anxiety there are a few things you can do.

Firstly stress is just not good for your mind or your body and it never results in anything productive.  I love the Deepak Chopra quote that says “worrying is praying for what you don’t want”.  When you find yourself worrying, use it as a signal to check yourself into the present moment and change your focus onto something that makes you feel good.  Even the tiniest change in focus can make you feel better.  Now that you have started to let go of stress mentally, let go of it physically.

In this video I demonstrate a very easy mouth and jaw exercise that you can do any time.  Just repeat the word WOW in a slow exaggerated manner 10 times in a row.  Do this before you go to bed to help relax the jaw area.  If you have any other ideas to stop teeth grinding we would love to hear them.  Please leave them in the comments below.

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