Teeth Grinding & Snoring
 


Teeth Grinding

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
  • Nightguards

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Snoring

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.