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Splints for night grinding

Teeth grinding or bruxism is the habit of grinding/gnashing the teeth or clenching the jaw. It is very common and many are unaware as it occurs during sleep. Excessive grinding can damage teeth, causing chips, wear and cracks and well as produce Temporomandibular joint and muscle pain.

Luckily there is a device available to help alleviate symptoms of night grinding. An occlusal splint is made from a firm, durable material that is custom made for fit, comfort and protection. It provides a physical barrier between the teeth and guides the jaw into a neutral position. This can alleviate pain and damage caused by grinding. 

Occlusal splints to maintain teeth costs around $1000 and can be a very important investment for those diagnosed with bruxism. 

 

If you suspect you may need a splint for grinding come see us Sparkling Dental for an assessment.

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Sports Mouthguard

Mouthguards 

Many of us have a passion for sports or recreational activities, however with this comes the risk of injury to the facial bones, teeth and temporomandibular joint. These can be damaging both dentally and financially. This is why mouthguards are needed for many activities and are compulsory for sports such as football, hockey and boxing. According to the Australian Dental Association (ADA), about one-third of traumatic injuries to teeth are sports-related. 

A dentally fitted mouthguard is superior to a “boil and bite” type mouth guard as they provide better fit, retention and comfort with no thermal dimensional change. The thickness of laminate can be changed according to type of sport or protection needed as well as customised colours provided in a labelled box. 

A custom-fitted mouthguard averages around $300, which is a small price to pay to avoid possible future dental injury and hospital fees. 

Come in to Sparkling Dental to discuss with our team the provision of a custom made mouthguard for you or a family member. 

 

 

 

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