Aching teeth and a sore jaw when you wake up are signs of jaw clenching and teeth grinding. Teeth grinding, also referred to as bruxism, is most common among adults.
– Bruxism originates from the central nervous system and can be triggered by stress, anxiety, alcohol consumption, smoking, and medications..
– Symptoms include worn tooth enamel, chipped or fractured teeth, earaches, headaches and tooth sensitivity.
– Your dentist will help to reduce the effects of grinding or clenching and minimize the symptoms.
Dental fabricated nightguards are designed to provide a stable bite that does not interfere with a healthy, comfortable jaw closure. Adjustment of the device by a dentist can help reduce contraction of jaw muscles during bruxism, which may minimize jaw joint stress and protect tooth enamel.
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Mohammed Binamin (Principal Dental Surgeon) BDS DRDP MFGDP MMedSci (Implantology)
Dr Mohammed Binamin is the principal dental surgeon at Widney Dental Care and a partner in the BST group of dental practices. In his role, he leads a team of Dental Professionals providing all aspects of NHS and Private Dentistry to patients in primary care.
In general practice, he takes a special interest in Restorative and Surgical Implant Dentistry, Oral Surgery, Intravenous Sedation and advanced Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry providing these services for his own and referral patients from local practitioners.