Grinding

Grinding teeth describes the habit of clenching and grinding opposing teeth, frequently under stress or during sleep periods. The teeth are usually ground unconsciously during night time; therefore the problem often remains unrecognised. The applied forces are high and mainly uncontrolled during clenching. This can cause significant damage to tooth structure and periodontum. Repeated grinding wears down the enamel and makes the teeth susceptible to dental decay and periodontitis. The constant activation of the chewing muscles causes tensions which can exceed to the neck and back muscles. Patients that are exposed to grinding often suffer under fatigue and tiredness in the morning. Also damages to the mandibular joints have been reported. To address the symptoms of dental grinding or clenching, it is the first objective to protect the natural teeth and oral tissue of the patient. Often dental splints, for instance the Michigan splint, help to harmonise the interaction between the upper and lower jaw.

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Tooth Wear & Erosion

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Treating Jaw Pain & Jaw Clicking, TMJ Problems

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Sensitive Teeth

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