Splints And Night Guards

Did you know that poor teeth and jaw alignment can be the cause of frequent headaches, neck, shoulder and back pain? Bruxism is grinding and clenching of teeth, this is a parafunctional habit that causes cracking, chipping of tooth enamel or fracture of filling, crowns, veneers and bridge. Grinding happens subconsciously mostly occurring during sleep, which means as you are unaware this can lead and cause great damage on the overall oral health.

The reason why grinding or clenching damages our teeth is due to the excessive force applied on our teeth, the bite can be up to fourteen time greater than when awake, as there is no muscular control during sleep, it is difficult to manage it and stop it. During your initial and routine examinations, our dentist will monitor and check for excess and uneven wear facets, wear facets indicate the possibility of bruxism or tooth misalignment.

There are multiple reasons why we grind, stress is definitely one of them, but it may also be sign of other underlying issues such as airway obstruction or Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) during your examination at MVDC we will discuss in detail sleep habits and routines, as well as thorough medical and dental history to try to determine the cause of the condition on order to appropriately treat it.

At MVDC we can talk to you about the best possible way to ease upon your teeth grinding. We construct custom fitted night guard or splints from high quality materials that protect your teeth from further damage, severe wear and tear due to excessive biting forces, protects your joints can also relieve the soreness or tenderness in your jaw and chewing muscles caused by constant muscular strain whilst sleeping.

Protect your teeth from Damaging Grinding Forces, with Splints And Night Guards

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If you are interested in Splints And Night Guards you may also be interested in Splints And Mouth Guard, Snore Guards & Sleep Disorders

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Hannah Grubb
Hannah Grubb
10/10/2023
The women at this practice are phenomenal. I have had fear of the dentist my entire life due to a traumatic experience as a four year old. I finally bit the bullet last month and went to see Karen the hygienist and she made me feel so comforted. Then I met Erika the dentist and she was wonderful also. Yesterday I had restorative work done and for the first time in my life I wasn’t nervous about going to the dentist. I was so relaxed the entire time. Erika has such a calming, relaxed and professional presence. She continually asked if I was ok through each process and I honestly can’t thank her and her team enough. They’ve changed my life in the sense where I no longer feel scared. I actually can’t wait to go back and have my routinely hygiene appointment. WHAT?! ????
Mark Warner
Mark Warner
23/06/2023
First visit, I saw Dr Polly for an examination and x-rays and Dental Hygienist Steph for a scale and clean.Very impressed with the service. Parking at rear which is great and easy access. Reception staff were friendly and helpful.I would highly recommend. .
Nicole Hayes
Nicole Hayes
29/03/2023
I loved visiting the dentisit in primary school, they always made me feel safe and cared for. Dr Polly and the team made me think of those primary school dentist visits. I felt safe and cared for. I must remember to ask for my toothbrush and sticker before I leave next time! Wonderful experience my wisdom tooth was removed without pai but with confidence and reassurance
Louise Oconnor
Louise Oconnor
29/03/2023
I daughter recommended this dentist practice and do glad she did. Dr Polly Ling is amazing and has done an excellent job of fixing a broken filling. All the staff are extremely helpful and welcoming .
Ryan Hollingsworth
Ryan Hollingsworth
23/03/2023
If you’re looking for a new dentist, I can’t recommend this one enough. It’s been a while since I’ve been to a dentist and as such I wasn’t very confident finding somewhere new. However the team here have been absolutely incredible. Kind and happy to explain the process, including prices and health fund contributions. Excellent dental facilities and a comfortable waiting room. I’ve seen they also have online booking options, which seems very convenient. Thank you to all the team today for making my first appointment in a long time an enjoyable one.
Jane Doyle
Jane Doyle
08/03/2023
Always great service from this practice. Came here today with my husband. International Women’s day do I was gifted a small bouquet and a pen. Thank you. Lovely surprise.
Sam Crossman
Sam Crossman
14/02/2023
Always made to feel welcomed, taken care of and in a safe environment. Very appreciative of Louise for always being a friendly and welcoming face, and Rachel for making every experience comfortable. THANKYOU ♡
Robbie Jones
Robbie Jones
04/02/2023
All the staff made me feel comfortable and welcome. Excellent service.
Teeth Grinding FAQ’s

Grinding and clenching is a parafunctional habit that we acquire as a from to release stress. Grinding is when are teeth are together and we move our jaw side to side or forward and back.

Clenching is when the jaws are held tight together.

Both grinding and clenching can cause severe wear of the biting surface of your teeth, as well as break and cause cracks to your teeth and or fillings and crowns. So, if you are concerned about grinding or clenching let us know.

More common than you think, 9 out of 10 patients suffer from a parafunctional habit, yet only 10% area aware of it.

It is very difficult to stop parafunctional habits yet there are multiple things that you can do to reduce it.

  1. This is the most important one – “Self-awareness” your teeth should always be apart so if you notice they are touching try to open and relax your jaw.
  2. Wearing a night guard – this will serve as a form of protection to your teeth and joints
  3. Try to manage stress – either by seeking professional help, meditation or a combination of both
  4. Muscle relaxant injection – this can help partially paralyse the big clenching muscles which in result reduce the parafunctional activity.