Teeth Grinding

Teeth Grinding Treatment

How We Can Help

If you’re in need of treatment for teeth grinding, then we’re here to help. Teeth grinding is relatively common. In fact, about 5% of adults in Australia are regular, forceful grinders.

People grind or clench their teeth for all manner of reasons and often it comes and goes, depending on work and life stresses. However, chronic teeth grinding can be harmful to the tooth structure and may also affect tooth sensitivity and the appearance of the smile.

Teeth grinding – the symptoms

If you regularly wake with a sore jaw or a dull headache, it could be that you are suffering from night time bruxism. This being the case, you should visit your dentist as soon as you can.
Teeth Grinding

Teeth grinding treatment

If you’re a compulsive day time tooth grinder then our Dubbo dentist is likely to recommend cognitive therapy solutions. These can include exercise programs, stress counselling, or visiting a physiotherapist. However, if you grind your teeth at night, this is a very different matter.

Often people are unaware that they grind their teeth at night until their bed partner complains of being kept awake by the noise they are making, or their dentist notices the effects.

While it’s always best to get to the cause of your bruxism, we need to first of all protect your teeth from further damage. One of the most effective solutions is for you to wear a custom mouthguard. This is worn over the upper teeth or lower teeth at night while you sleep.

While it won’t stop teeth grinding, it will protect your teeth from coming into contact with each other, chipping the enamel and causing tooth erosion. It also helps reposition the jaw joint, relieving any muscle soreness.

If you have a sore jaw when you wake, or you have noticed unexplained damage to your teeth, we urge you to make an appointment with our friendly dentist today. In addition to restoring your smile, we can provide teeth grinding treatment. Why not book an appointment with Advanced Dental Care today.

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