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bruxism, teeth grinding, nightguards

Bruxism - grinding the teeth and other such teeth/jaw actions - occurs most often in sleep and can cause facial pain and headaches. Left untreated, it often gives rise to poor quality sleep and damaged teeth.

What is Bruxism?
Put simply, bruxism is teeth grinding. More accurately, bruxism describes a range of related behaviours including teeth grinding, gnashing and clenching of the jaw. Bruxism is usually a subconscious behaviour performed whilst one is asleep. **

Effects of Bruxism
Teeth grinding and clenching can permanently damage one's teeth as the enamel is worn away. However, bruxism leads to other problems as well (both short-term and long-term) such as headaches and disorder of the TMJ. **

How can I stop my teeth grinding?
There have been many treatments proposed to reduce or stop teeth grinding. However few have any clinical evidence. (Those that do are occlusal splints (mouth-guards, night-guards), Mandibular Advancement Devices (MADs) and hypnosis.) **

upper or lower soft nightguard

Soft Nightguard

This appliance is designed for bruxism, bite raising and alleviating headaches.

It is usually 2mm thick but is available in varying thicknesses according to requirements.

upper or lower softhard nightguard

Softhard Nightguard

As with the soft nightguard, the softhard is designed for bruxism, bite raising and to alleviate headaches. It uniquely combines a rigid bite surface and soft fit surface to provide comfort and durability.

It is approximately 2mm thick, and also available thicker if required.

hard lower nightguard

Hard Nightguard

The hard nightguard is predominantly used for raising the bite, alleviation of headaches and to prevent bruxism.

It is available with ball or adams clasps.

** information from www.bruxism.org.uk, for further reading please visit www.bruxism.org.uk
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