Grinding Appliances Gold Coast
Teeth grinding may be happening in your sleep
Teeth grinding (bruxism) occurs in approximately 30% of all children, the good news is that more than half of this number will stop grinding their teeth on their own by the time they begin their teenage years.
The most dangerous element of teeth grinding is nocturnal bruxism – when sufferers grind their teeth during sleep. This often means that individuals are suffering oral damage while they sleep without even realising.
Symptoms of teeth grinding and nocturnal bruxism
Nocturnal bruxism can have a number of painful symptoms, some of these include:
- Poor sleep schedule, (sufferers waking up tired and agitated)
- Pain in surrounding facial and neck areas
- Increased sensitivity to hot and cold food
- Obvious jaw pain
Naturally, an unaligned bite and jaw alignment will encourage teeth grinding, in this case an orthodontic treatment or oral mouth guard may be required. Other factors including stress, anxiety, poor diet, and certain medications can also contribute to teeth grinding.
Treatment of bruxism
At Varsity Smiles we aim to provide our patients with the most suitable treatment solution possible. If required, we offer custom designed mouth guards to reduce teeth grinding, this will protect your teeth from further extensive damage.
If you think you may be suffering as a result of teeth grinding it’s important to seek professional dental advice, this way, the most suitable treatment method can be organised.
To Note: Any dental procedure carries risks which also may depend on your general health. This will be discussed with you prior to any dental intervention.
Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner such as your dentist or your doctor.