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Adult Teeth Grinding - Occlusal Guards

Night Grinding is an involuntary activity that is commonly suffered at night-time, but may also be observed in the day. Often, bruxers do not even know they are sufferers, so their teeth continue to endure the damaging effects of the activity even before it is detected. At early stages, the effects of night grinding are as simple as flattening of the occlusal tables or biting surfaces of the mouth. When the condition is allowed to progress, the destruction becomes more severe that changes in the mouth are already very damaging on the patient. Unless properly resolved, the teeth will continue to endure all the damage and you will be left with badly damaged, sensitive teeth and constantly aching jaw joints.

Occlusal Guard are Effective for:

  • Protecting the teeth by cushioning the forces that are supposed to damage the teeth through constant night grinding. Without the appliance the teeth are open to endure all the damage, so wear is inevitable. 

  • Protecting the health of the jaws so that it can endure supposedly damaging effecs of involuntary and constant teeth clenching. The joints’ health are heavily compromised by severe and prolonged bruxism. By wearing an occlusal guard, sufficient protection is provided to the temporomandibular joint. 

  • Saving the patient from having to spend on excessive dental dental fees. Constant night grinding bring about a cascading effect in the mouth that will eventually signify the necessity for comprehensive dental treatment that is not only invasive but also very costly.

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