grind (one's) teeth

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grind (one's) teeth

To feel anger and repress it. Don't just sit there, grinding your teeth—if you're mad at me, let's talk about it.
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grind your teeth

If someone grinds their teeth, they are angry about something, but do not express their anger. We journalists, who once were just like him, grind our teeth as we contemplate his success. Note: You can also talk about grinding of teeth, teeth-grinding, and tooth-grinding. There has been much grinding of teeth about what is seen by the government as the harshness of the European Community's decisions. When you are a little boy of nine, your father can seem like a hero one minute, only to cause you tooth-grinding embarrassment the next.
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Summary: The tell-tale signs of grinding your teeth and what you can do to break this unhealthy habit
If you notice your teeth are becoming translucent around the edges or getting shorter, it could mean you're grinding your teeth.
You may have to wear a mouth guard to stop you grinding your teeth.
ON GUARD Avoid grinding your teeth or clenching during the day.
ASIDE from a poor night's sleep and an aching jaw in the morning, grinding your teeth can also cause a range of uncomfortable symptoms, including headaches and earache, stiff shoulders (from all that jaw clenching), joint stiffness, facial pain and, even more worryingly, considerable damage to your teeth.
People with TMJ disorders may exhibit a variety of symptoms including: A painful aching jaw Sore, sensitive teeth Stiff neck and shoulders Tension headaches Morning headaches Grinding your teeth If you suffer from any of those symptoms you should know about the Cerezen dental device.
Is there a natural cure for grinding your teeth at night?
Tongue Chi TMJ Relief was developed as an easy, effective way for you to learn to relax your jaws and stop clenching and grinding your teeth, even while you are asleep
Constantly grinding your teeth wears down the protective enamel very quickly," says Dr Sethi.
4 DONATELLER, RADIOHEAD If you watch British artist Mark Leckey's documentaries about drugged-up UK dance tribes in a dark enough room, you'll be grinding your teeth right along with them.
If you have tooth pain during the day, you could be grinding your teeth at night DO you often wake up with a mysteriously aching jaw?
This is grinding your teeth, usually while you are asleep, and it affects about one in 10 people.
If you think you may be grinding your teeth, see your dentist for a diagnosis.