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.