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TMD/Jaw Pain

If you wake up in the morning with aching teeth or facial pain, there’s a possibility you may be grinding your teeth in your sleep. It can be a sign of anxiety and stress, and while it’s not a dangerous condition, it can wear down your teeth.

Teeth grinding is medically known as bruxism and it is a habit that affects around 8-10% of the population. It can cause tooth wear and breakage, disorders of the jaw (pain and limited movement) and headaches, earache or facial pain on waking. It occurs in both children and adults but is most common in 25 to 44-year-olds.

Signs you may be clenching or grinding your teeth may be wear and tear on the biting surfaces of your teeth, tooth sensitivity and broken teeth or damaged crowns or fillings.

Teeth grinding can be treated with mouth guards and night-time splints, which can be created by the dentists at St Andrews Dental. We have invested in a Trios digital scanner, so you don’t have to endure messy and uncomfortable impressions. The appliances can reduce the pressure in your jaw and protect your teeth from further damage.

Getting a good night’s sleep and finding a way to manage your stress through yoga or deep breathing techniques will also help to break your teeth grinding habit.

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If you wake up in the morning with aching teeth or facial pain, there’s a possibility you may be grinding your teeth in your sleep. It can be a sign of anxiety and stress, and while it’s not a dangerous condition, it can wear down your teeth.

Teeth grinding is medically known as bruxism and it is a habit that affects around 8-10% of the population. It can cause tooth wear and breakage, disorders of the jaw (pain and limited movement) and headaches, earache or facial pain on waking. It occurs in both children and adults but is most common in 25 to 44-year-olds.

Signs you may be clenching or grinding your teeth may be wear and tear on the biting surfaces of your teeth, tooth sensitivity and broken teeth or damaged crowns or fillings.

Teeth grinding can be treated with mouth guards and night-time splints, which can be created by the dentists at St Andrews Dental. We have invested in a Trios digital scanner, so you don’t have to endure messy and uncomfortable impressions. The appliances can reduce the pressure in your jaw and protect your teeth from further damage.

Getting a good night’s sleep and finding a way to manage your stress through yoga or deep breathing techniques will also help to break your teeth grinding habit.

Our Fees