Treat teeth grinding and clenching

Help with Bruxism

If you suffer from teeth grinding, the dental specialist at the Hutt Dental hub will likely recommended that you get a custom night guard.

Why a night guard may help you

Bruxism is a chronic condition characterised by grinding or clenching of the teeth. Bruxism in most cases happens during sleep. A number of serious conditions can result from bruxism, including broken teeth, loss of enamel, receding gums, neck pain, jaw pain, headaches, and more.

To prevent these complications, your dentist can help identify the condition and provide a solution. Many people find relief and successfully treat and manage bruxism using a custom night guard.

What causes Bruxism

The exact cause of bruxism is not completely understood, but it may be due to a combination of physical, psychological and genetic factors. Contributing factors to developing the condition can be a high degree of stress, anxiety, anger, frustration or tension. It is also believed that some lifestyle habits including smoking and excessive alcohol consumption may lead to teeth grinding.

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