Tooth Grinding, or bruxism is extremely common. It is usually stress related, but can also become habitual. It can go on for months or even years in a lot of cases. Bruxism can lead to jaw clicking, headaches, the inability to open our mouths fully, or pain when yawning. It can also damage teeth in more severe cases. In cases of bruxism, we usually provide a guard which fits over your upper teeth and helps protect your tooth enamel and can also stop or lessen the effects of grinding over the long term.
At Thames Dental Care, we provide two different types of guard which can help bruxism. After a consultation with Dr Bravis, it can be ascertained which type of guard will be best for your particular case.