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Grinding Appliances in North Lyneham

Teeth Grinding Solutions at Shine Dentists, North LynehamTeeth grinding is more common than you might think, and most often happens while you’re sleeping. Many people are unaware that they grind and only find out when their partner complains of it. Some signs of bruxism, or grinding, are:

  • Earaches
  • Facial and neck pain
  • Jaw pain
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold drinks
  • Sleeping disorders

At Shine Dentists, North Lyneham, our team is well-versed in treating teeth grinding with high-quality devices.

Why does grinding occur?

Usually, it’s a form of compensating for a bite issue. Thought your upper and lower jaw come together, the teeth don’t fit perfectly together, and you may try to force them into the correct position. Jaw clenching is often a sign that your bite is the problem, and when combined with teeth grinding, it can cause discomfort and great damage to the teeth.

Stress is also thought to lead to grinding.

What are the effects of grinding?

The enamel on your teeth is damaged as you grind, worn down to the point where the tooth itself is harmed.

How can you help me?

Since grinding generally occurs during sleeping hours, a mouthguard is the most common preventative solution. IT reduces the pressure and prevents further wear to the teeth. We may also be able to make adjustments to the teeth themselves, achieving a better bite that reduces the effort you’re making to correct it in your sleep.

If you grind because of stress, stress management and relaxation techniques may be effective ways to help you.
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Grinding Appliances North Lyneham | 02 6249 7831