Treatments for grinding and clenching of teeth in North Balwyn, Melbourne
'Bruxism' is the technical term for clenching and grinding of teeth. People who suffer from bruxism unintentionally bite down too hard at inappropriate times, such as while they are sleeping. Grinding can wear down and fracture teeth, or it can lead to gum and jaw problems.
At North Balwyn Dental, we can fit you with a splint that will prevent further damage to your teeth and help restore your bite. A splint is a small appliance worn in the mouth similar to an orthodontic retainer or sports mouthguard.
By wearing the splint comfortably at night you should be able to reduce muscular activity - preventing the top teeth and bottom teeth from touching.
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To learn more about Splints, please contact North Balwyn Dental today on 03 9859 1022 or email us today.