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The Effects of Bruxism

A lot of people experience bruxism at some point in their lives. If you have suffered from any of the below then you may need to have a discussion with your Dentist, if you have not already.

  • Teeth grinding
  • Clenching of teeth and/or jaw
  • Headaches
  • Sore jaw, facial muscles, neck and shoulders
  • Visibly worn or shorter teeth
  • Gum recession and bleeding

Bruxism can range from being a mild annoyance to causing extreme damage to the teeth. It is important that bruxism is identified as soon as possible in order to prevent long-term damage.

If you think you may be suffering from Bruxism, don’t panic!

Your Dentist can make a custom-made bite guard with the help of a laboratory, which you would wear at night. This would protect the teeth and also help to relieve tension in the jaw. There is also growing evidence that hypnosis and behaviour therapies can help! If you would like more information about Bruxism, please visit- http://www.bruxism.org.uk/

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