What is Bruxism?
Bruxism describes a range of related behaviours including teeth grinding, gnashing and clenching of the jaw. Bruxism is usually a subconscious behaviour performed during sleep.
If you suffer from any existing sleep disorder such as snoring, breathing pauses during sleep and obstructive sleep apnoea
Lifestyle Factors such as the use of psychoactive substances (tobacco, alcohol, caffeine, or medications for sleep, depression, and anxiety) other cause can be because of Stress, Anxiety & other Psychological Components.
Physical symptoms: headache, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) discomfort and muscle aches, facial myalgia (muscle pain), ear ache, tightness and stiffness of the shoulders, limitation of mouth opening and sleep disruption of the individual as well as the bed partner.
Oral symptoms: abnormal tooth wear, fracture of the teeth, inflammation and recession of the gums, excess tooth mobility and premature loss of teeth.
If you are suffering from any of these symptoms a great remedy for this to wear a nightguard.
Our clear nightguards are made of a soft material and start at 2mm thick.
They are a great starting point for any bruxism patient.
Nightguards work by raising your bite, which creates a gap between your upper and lower teeth.
This gap will reduce pressure which can be applied on to the opposing teeth.
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