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Teeth Grinding Treatment

Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, involves involuntary grinding or clenching of teeth. While the exact causes are not fully understood, factors such as stress, anxiety, anger, sleep disorders, sleep apnea, and dental or jaw problems are believed to contribute. Certain habits, including alcohol consumption, caffeine use, or smoking, can also increase the risk of teeth grinding.

Yes, children can experience teeth grinding. Often occurring during sleep, it may go unnoticed and tends to decrease on its own during adolescence.

Treatment strategies can include stress management, physical therapy, and, in some cases, the use of a custom-made nightguard or splint.

At Clinic EGO, our dentists take measurements to ensure that the mouthguard is custom-made to fit your teeth. These guards are produced using durable plastic material in a laboratory. Once ready, they are tested for proper fit in your mouth.

The mouthguard should be clean and dry before use. If available, attach the clips on the upper part of the mouthguard to the corresponding teeth. Place the mouthguard over the upper teeth and gently push it downward, allowing it to fit your teeth. It should sit evenly on the upper and lower teeth with your jaw in a relaxed position.

The continuous contraction and tension of the jaw muscles during teeth grinding can cause headaches in the head and neck areas.

Treatment duration varies depending on the underlying causes of teeth grinding. While some individuals may experience rapid symptom relief, others may require a more extended period.

Cooperating with your dentist is crucial during treatment. Following their instructions can help alleviate the symptoms. If a mouthguard is required, its proper maintenance and cleanliness are essential.

The mouthguard should be cleaned regularly. Rinse it with clean water before and after each use. It can also be gently brushed using a toothbrush and toothpaste. Your dentist will provide specific cleaning recommendations.

Yes, there is a possibility of recurrence. However, the likelihood of recurrence can be minimized with the right treatment approach and appropriate precautions.