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Protecting Your Smile at John Appleyard Dental

Our friendly team of dental professionals place utmost importance on the oral health and wellbeing of our patients. This is why we also treat concerns such as Bruxism, a common condition which involves the grinding or clenching of teeth, usually at times of stress or high concentration. In some instances, a poor bite caused by problems such as parts of teeth or fillings being too high, can also start the habit.

Both adults and children can suffer from bruxism, however they usually aren’t aware of it unless a family member overhears them grinding their teeth during sleep. Thankfully, our team provide trusted and effective solutions to this problem.

Do You Suffer from Bruxism?

Woman with jaw painAs we mentioned earlier, Bruxism is a condition which can often go unnoticed in those suffering from it. There are some tell-tale signs of the disorder, however, with the most common signs and symptoms listed below:

  • Flattened, fractured, chipped or loose teeth
  • Loss of tooth enamel
  • Increased pain or sensitivity when biting or chewing
  • Tight or tired jaw muscles which make it difficult for the mouth to open and close normally
  • Pain or discomfort in areas of the jaw, neck, or face
  • Enlarged jaw muscles
  • Pain radiating from within or near your ear
  • Dull headaches, beginning in the temple region
  • Disrupted sleep, often resulting in tiredness throughout the day

The Solution to Bruxism

If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, then don’t fret. The John Appleyard Dental team can treat this condition either through adjusting your bite (for example, if protruding fillings or teeth are causing jaw misalignment) or by creating a custom acrylic bite splint for you to wear at night. The splint separates both the upper and lower teeth, protecting the teeth from further damage whilst also relieving any discomfort.

Custom Sports Mouthguards in Albury

Woman inserting custom mouthguardTo provide additional protection to your smile, we also offer custom sports mouthguards to patients of all ages. Whether you enjoy sport as a full-time career or simply as a hobby, everyone should wear a dentist fitted mouthguard to prevent tooth damage, injuries to your mouth or jaw, or even to minimise your risk of concussion.

Our mouthguards are particularly popular among children, who love to choose from a wide range of colours and fun designs to make their mouthguard as unique as they wish!

Custom-made mouthguards are also available with insurance from the manufacturer which provides added peace of mind for the protection of your family. Ask us about this when you come for your fitting.

Want to Learn More?

If you’re experiencing teeth grinding or wish to enquire about receiving a custom fitted mouthguard to protect your smile, then please call 02 6023 2678 today. Your oral health and wellbeing is our priority!

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Custom Mouthguards Albury, Wodonga NSW | 02 6023 2678