Bruxism is excessive cleaning or grinding of the teeth that is not a part of normal chewing movements. It can lead to excessive wear on the teeth and may cause permanent damage to the teeth and the jaw joints.
In some adults and children, cleaning and grinding may occur during the day or at night. During sleep. they have no conscious control over this excessive clenching and grinding.
An occlusal splint may be recommended to protect upper and lower teeth. To increase comfort and effectiveness, it is custom-made to suit each person’s own teeth and bite.
If you think that you have bruxism feel free to give us a call on (03) 9317 5636 for further information.