Bruxism is a condition in which you grind, gnash or clench your teeth. If you have bruxism, you may unconsciously clench your teeth together during the day or grind them at night
How can Bruxism Treated?
The appropriate treatment for you will depend on what is causing the problem.
By asking careful questions and thoroughly examining your teeth, your dentist can help you determine the potential source of your bruxism.
Based on the amount of tooth damage and its likely cause, your dentist may suggest:
Wearing an appliance while sleeping - Custom-made by your dentist to fit your teeth,
the appliance slips over the upper teeth and protects them from grinding against the lower teeth.
While an appliance is a good way to manage bruxism, it is not a cure.
Finding ways to relax - Because everyday stress seems to be a major cause of bruxism.
Reducing the "high spots" of one or more teeth to even your bite - An abnormal bite, one in which teeth do not fit well together,
may also be corrected with new fillings, crowns or orthodontics.
Grindcare - After an international congress Martin has brought this novel way of treating teeth-grinding (or bruxism) to Edinburgh.
Using an iPod-sized device the machine relaxes the tense muscles with electric stimulation, training the muscles to relax and stay relaxed by the means of biofeedback.
Grindcare is the only clinically proven way to treat the core of the problem. Why not use Grindcare to diagnose, and its feedback to stop joint problems and grinding?
After treatment results can be given on the success of the treatment by comparing your grinding rate on the first night of treatment to the last.
Clinical studies show it reduces tooth-grinding by more than 50 per cent within just three weeks and 80 per cent after six to eight weeks.
You can loan our Grind care machine for a small fee.