Most people grind and clench their teeth from time to time. Occasional teeth grinding, medically called “bruxism” usually does not cause harm. When teeth grinding occurs on a regular basis, the teeth can be damaged by excessive wear and other complications can arise. It is important that you have your teeth evaluated by a dentist in order to determine if a night guard is needed. Many individuals do not realise the extent of the grinding as most of it occurs during the night.
Bite splints are often used to treat temporomandibular joint disorders, also known as TMJ. These appliances help stabilize the joint often alleviating symptoms. Along with massage therapy and osteopathy, bite splints are a great non surgical alternative.