Do your teeth show signs of excessive wear? Have you been told that you grind your teeth at night? Do you suffer from jaw ache?
Many people don’t know that teeth grinding can have an extremely negative impact on not only their teeth, but jaw, neck and even back muscles, causing extreme pain and discomfort.
Teeth Grinding, also known as bruxism, causes excessive wear and tear on the teeth in a very short period of time. In extreme conditions, the excess wear may lead to hyper-sensitive teeth, root fillings or restorative dentistry as the wear begins to destroy tooth enamel.
Grinding habits can also weaken teeth and cause teeth to chip which also has a massive impact on the cosmetic appearance of a patients smile. If left untreated, teeth grinding can ultimately lead to breakdown of the entire dentition, jaw pain, headaches, loss of sleep, and other TMJ disorders
What is Teeth Grinding?
If you grind or clench your teeth either at night or during the day then you would be considered a bruxist. You may not do this intentionally but you can still end up damaging your teeth, gums and surrounding jaw area.
Teeth Grinding may be caused by:
Teeth grinding and jaw clenching can cause pain and discomfort in many patients. The good news is that we can help to alleviate symptoms really quite quickly!
How can I prevent teeth grinding?
At Loughborough Dental & Implant Centre, we work with our laboratory to create bespoke oral devices that are worn while you sleep to help stop your teeth grinding and to protect your teeth and restorations from further damage.
Mouth Splint – Splints are made out of a hard, plastic material and will fit over the lower/upper teeth.
Mouth Guard – Made from a flexible rubber (like a gum shield) and will cover your teeth while you sleep.
Answer these few questions to find out if you are a Bruxist:
If you answered ‘yes’ to two or more of these questions, you may be a Bruxist.
At Loughborough Dental & Implant Centre we are proud to offer FREE Consultations for patients who are worried about tooth grinding. Simply call our friendly team to find out how our flexible approach to your dental needs could result in the smile of your dreams.
At Loughborough Dental & Implant Centre we offer all patients access to our 0% finance facility, meaning patients have choice and flexibility when it comes to financing their dental needs. Bringing you closer to a beautiful smile that is more affordable than you may think