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Best Vitamin If You Grind Your Teeth

author avatar Dr. Eric Berg August 15, 2021

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You could be grinding your teeth because of a vitamin deficiency. Check this out!

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0:00 Teeth grinding

0:12 Teeth grinding and a vitamin D deficiency

0:30 Other deficiencies that can cause teeth grinding

0:50 Teeth grinding and anxiety

1:04 The best remedy for teeth grinding

1:38 Share your success story!

 

Could teeth grinding be related to a vitamin deficiency? Yes! Grinding your teeth at night could potentially be because of a vitamin D deficiency.

There are many different sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, insomnia, and foot cramps at night, that are related to low levels of vitamin D.

Other vitamin deficiencies that could potentially lead to teeth grinding at night are calcium and magnesium. If you take calcium, make sure you don’t take too much. If you take too much calcium, you could develop the same symptoms as a calcium deficiency. You may want to just take a small amount of calcium or get the calcium you need from food.

A vitamin D deficiency has also been associated with anxiety. If you have a vitamin D deficiency and you’re trying to sleep at night, the anxiety alone may cause you to grind your teeth.

A good way to find out if a vitamin D deficiency could be the cause of your teeth grinding is to take about 10,000 IUs of vitamin D3 at dinner time. You could also have a small amount of cheese with your dinner to provide calcium. Then, see if you notice any improvements with grinding your teeth.

 

DATA:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/348323580_Self-reported_sleep_bruxism_is_associated_with_vitamin_D_deficiency_and_low_dietary_calcium_intake_a_case-control_study

 

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