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Why do your teeth chatter when it's cold?

Asked by shockvalue (5788 points ) September 13th, 2008

it’s cold!

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MissAnthrope's avatar

Basically, your teeth chatter because of the body’s shiver response when it’s cold. You shiver to generate heat, and since your muscles are involuntarily spasming, that includes your jaw muscles, too.

EmpressPixie's avatar

Alena is right – you’re shivering. It’s just that the shivers knock your teeth together a bit.

pathfinder's avatar

that is body reflex.The second can be that a mind let it to control the muscles.

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