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Ashburton Teeth Grinding Solutions

teeth grinding applianceA common occurrence, teeth grinding usually happens while you’re sleeping. Many people are unaware they’re grinding their teeth and only realise it if their partner complains about it. At Cambridge Dental, we’ll help you and your partner get back to enjoying a full night’s sleep with our grinding appliances.

Some of the effects of grinding, also known as bruxism, include

  • Earache
  • Jaw pain
  • Neck and face pain
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold beverages
  • Sleep disorders

What causes grinding?

If you have a misaligned bite, you may grind to try and compensate for this imbalance. In your sleep, you’re trying to compensate for your teeth not coming together comfortably, trying to force them into place. It’s thought that stress plays a part in grinding.

It’s also common to experience jaw clenching. When combined with teeth grinding, greater discomfort and teeth damage can result.

What will happen to my teeth from grinding?

Biting hard will cause damage to the tooth enamel. As you try to make your teeth fit together, you damage them further.

What are solutions for grinding?

Grinding during sleeping hours can be prevented with the help of a mouthguard. This plastic, retainer-like device reduces pressure and prevents damage. Your teeth can also be adjusted to make sure your bite lines up, reducing your need to try and do so by grinding.

If your grinding is related to stress, you may want to research stress management and relaxation techniques.

To discuss having your oral health concerns addressed, or to schedule a visit, contact our Ashburton practice today!


Teeth Grinding Solutions Ashburton, Glen Iris VIC | (03) 9885 4281