- Chronic headaches
- Aching muscles
- Jaw and neck pain
- Morning headaches
This is known as Bruxism. It affects over 10 million Adults in the UK
If you have any of these symptoms talk to Anthony Inman, the Principal Dentist at Beechwood Dental and he can help you!
Bruxism (tooth grinding and tooth clenching) has many effects on the sufferer most commonly tooth wear and broken teeth. One of the most debilitating effects of bruxism is headaches, migraines and chronic tension headaches, and these symptoms often go untreated because who would think that its caused by tooth grinding or clenching? The severity of headaches can be assessed by using the HIT6_Headache_Impact_Test_Questionnaire, using a series of six simple questions the level of severity can be monitored.
During sleep we all do strange things, such as snore, kick our legs and talk in our sleep. But one of the most common things we do at some time during our lives is grinding our teeth. For lots of people this goes unrecognized, some people may notice their teeth are wearing down or breaking, but for the unlucky ones, they suffer with headaches and migraines.
Teeth worn flat due to grinding in a 30 year old
Patient of a similar age who doesn’t grind
Ask about the SCI – Sleep Clench Inhibitor
Specially constructed ‘Mini Splints’ can now prevent the source of the problem: The hyperactivity of the jaw muscles.
This ‘mini splint’ is worn over the front teeth at night and is clinically proven to prevent tooth clenching and grinding. Preventing this unwanted muscle activity eliminates the tension that can lead to headaches, neck pain and tooth sensitivity.
We can fit an SCI splint for you in one visit, giving immediate relief for acute pain. SCI+ splints require 2 visits and are tailor made for you in the laboratory
Contact Beechwood Dental to find out more on 01202 397074Return to the Blog page