Teeth Grinding & Snoring
Bruxism (from the Greek βρυγμüς (brygmós) "gnashing of teeth") is the grinding of teeth and clenching of the jaw that causes tooth wear, breakages, temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD - pain and limited movement of the jaw joint), migraines and headaches. Bruxism is most common in adults, however children can also be affected. Most people grind and/or clench their teeth occasionally; the symptoms usually increase during stressful periods.
There are many ways to manage bruxism, the most common treatment is with occlusal splints (dental appliances).
Most common types of Dental Splints:
- "SCi" - this Sleep Clench Inhibitor is a small splint that fits over the front teeth
- Soft mouthguards - often called 'bite-raising appliances'
- Michigan or Tanner stabilisation splints - full arch splints
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Snoring is a condition that cannot be cured but can be controlled.
Talk to your dentist if this is something you or your partner is suffering from. We can help fit a mouthguard that prevents the lower jaw from dropping back during sleep thereby preventing the closure of your airways during sleep, which causes the noise. This can be a very effective remedy to stop snoring. This is a custom made mouth piece to fit your teeth specifically.