SSRIs can cause patients to clench and grind their teeth

Physicians and dentists are starting to realize that SSRIs can cause patients to clench and grind their teeth.

This bruxism can lead to headaches...jaw pain...and cracked fillings or other dental problems.

It's thought that SSRIs can cause bruxism by indirectly lowering dopamine levels. Dopamine inhibits certain movements including jaw clenching.

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