What is Bruxism / Teeth Grinding?
It is not uncommon for people to grind their teeth heavily these days usually during sleep. This is called Bruxism.
This results in
- pains and even muscle spasms in the face and jaws.
- Cracks and chips in the teeth
- Wear and shortening of the teeth.
Longterm this can be very destructive to the teeth resulting in short stubby teeth or broken teeth.
How can we help you with Bruxism?
Fitting a nightsplint interrupts the grinding , protects the teeth from wearing down further and treats the jaw symptoms (the temporomandibular joint or TMJ problems).