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Teeth Grinding and Night Splints

Teeth Grinding and Night Splints

Custom mouth guards, worn to bed, can help prevent teeth grinding.

Everyone grinds their teeth at some point, often during periods of stress. If grinding, or bruxism, goes on for too long, we can seriously damage our teeth! Jaw pain, toothaches and headaches might also be a sign that you’re grinding or clenching teeth. We recommend that you see us as soon as possible to address the problem.

Preventing the Pain of Grinding

A comprehensive checkup with the Beaufort Street Dental Centre team can determine if you’re in need of a night splint to help prevent teeth from being chipped, worn down or cracked from grinding.

Grinding usually occurs at night during REM sleep while you’re dreaming, so it’s difficult or even impossible to stop. A more effective solution is a night splint that goes in between your teeth to protect from damage.

Insurance is accepted, and we’re preferred providers for HBF, BUPA and Medibank Private. Schedule your appointment with our friendly, gentle team today!

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Beaufort Street Dental Centre | (08) 9272 1956