TOOTH GRINDING AND CLENCHING CAUSES MANY PROBLEMS

Bruxism affects over 10 million adults in the UK

WHEN YOU WAKE DO YOU FEEL FABULOUS?

OR DO YOU SUFFER FROM .....

  • Aching jaw joints?
  • Aching and sensitive teeth?
  • A stiff and painful neck and or shoulder?
  • Frequent toothaches?
  • Morning headaches?
  • Difficulties or limitations opening your mouth?
  • Tension type headaches?
  • Migraine headaches

 

 

WHAT DO ALL THESE SYMPTOMS HAVE IN COMMON?

 

All these symptoms can have one common source: a hyper-activity of the jaw muscles.

 

External signs are teeth grinding or clenching, which generally occur during sleep, when they are not consciously controllable.  Some patients may also grind or clench their teeth during the day e.g. in periods of increased stress or concentration.

 

CAN THE SIMPLE GRINDING AND CLENCHING OF MY TEETH HAVE SUCH SEVERE CONSEQUENCES?

 

Yes!

Grinding and clenching of your teeth involves some of the most powerful muscles in the human body. While almost everybody grinds and or clenches their teeth every now and then, studies show that patients who do so chronically exert between 6 and 20 times more pressure due to their well trained musculature.

 

With repeated intense contraction, these powerful muscles become painful, and the forces generated cause pain to the surrounding tissues, joints, and other muscles.

 

By reducing or eliminating the intensity of the clenching, you are effectively minimizing the source of the pain, and in many cases this will happen in just a few days.

 

If you suffer from one or more of these symptoms, talk to your dentist.  We at Newnham Dental Practice can help.

The Solution is an

A Sleep clench inhibitor

This simple and clinically proven device has already helped more than 1.75 million patients worldwide, without side effects, without the use of drugs!

An SCI is a small dental splint worn at night

An SCI splint is small and fits over your front teeth.  Wearing this device renders tooth grinding and clenching impossible.  By preventing this unwanted muscle clenching we eliminte the tension that causes headaches, neck and shoulder pain and migraines.

 

An SCI splint is different from a traditional nightguard device and flat-plane splints which provide a surface for you to 'bite down on'  New studies have shown that these devices can actually increase the intensity of your clenching reflex over the maximum force you can exert without the device.  As a result your symptoms can even get worse!  Improvements can sometimes take a little as a few days.