You could be grinding your teeth at night!
The technical term for this is Bruxism. Bruxism is a subconscious behaviour that can be caused or made worse by stress.
According to the Bruxism association the condition affects around 8-10% of the population, occurring most commonly in 25-44 year olds.
There are two main classifications: Awake bruxism and sleep bruxism.
Awake bruxism can manifest itself as clenching or grinding throughout the day, you may or may not be aware of your self-doing it.
Sleep bruxism is usually classed as rhythmic teeth grinding. A sleep bruxist may wake up with a sore jaw and/or teeth, and may still feel tired even after a full night’s sleep.
So how can AD Hewett dental help?
There are signs and symptoms that a dentist can spot. After a few questions and an examination a dentist can recommend a course of action, whether it’s an appliance to wear at night or more behavioural adjustments, for example trying relaxing techniques like yoga or hypnosis
Here at Hewett’s the dentists also provide a state of the art appliance to help TMJ (jaw) pain related to grinding/clenching. Cerezen is a comfortable and discreet device that is worn in the ear canal, and in a study of 100 people 79% rated the effectiveness excellent, while the other 29% described it as good.
Call Hewett’s today on 01484 714717 or email our treatment coordinator [email protected], if you would like visit a dentist about grinding or jaw pain