Tooth Grinding and Clenching
Tooth grinding and clenching (Bruxism) affects over 10 million adults in the UK and can lead to many problems such as
- chronic headaches
- aching muscles
- jaw & neck pain
- morning headaches
Often people will go undiagnosed for many years suffering, often labelled with a TMJ dysfunction or atypical facial pain.
Here at Dove Holistic Dental Centre we offer a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment service for bruxism and we are trained in the fitting of NTI-tss a clinically proven appliance for bruxisim, offering symptomatic relief and treatment of headaches and migraines.
Traditional treatment methods are often at times insufficient and will only manage the symptoms, such as protect your teeth from abrasion. The NTI-tss 'mini-splint' goes far beyond this and directly prevents the source of the problem: hyperactivity of the jaw muscles. Significant improvements sometimes take as little as a few days.
The NTI-tss is a small splint that fits just over your front teeth, preventing teeth grinding and clenching. By preventing unwanted muscle clenching we eliminate the tension that causes headaches, neck pain and migraines.
Frequently asked questions.
What is the difference between the mini splints and the traditional dental nightguard or TMJ splint?
Traditional nightguard devices and flat-plane splints provide a surface for you to 'bite down on'. New studies show, however, 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 get even worse!
With the advent of the revolutionary NTI-tss style device we can begin to solve the real problem: actually preventing your back teeth from clenching intensely and thus eliminate the source of your pain, significantly improving the quality of your life. This simple and clinically proven device has already helped more than 1.75million patients worldwide, without side effects, without the use of drugs.
Can the simple grinding and clenching of my teeth have severe consequences?
Grinding and clenching of your teeth involves some of the most powerful muscles in the human body. People who repeatedly clench and grind their teeth exert between 6 and 20 times more pressure due to their 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 minimising the source of pain, and in many cases this will happen in just a few days.
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