Teeth Grinding

Teeth grinding

Facts about Bruxism

  • Bruxism is the clinical term for teeth grinding
  • Bruxism can be both rhythmic (chewing) and sustained (clenching).
  • Sufferers of the bruxism may develop headaches and jaw pain.

What is Bruxism?

Bruxism is a habit individuals develop related to chewing, it is controlled by the subconscious processes active during sleep. Bruxism is one of the most common types of sleeping disorder you might experience, the sufferer is prone to Grinding teeth in their sleep. This can reduce the amount of rejuvenating deep (REM) sleep obtained. If left untreated, teeth grinding can lead to significant tooth loss and gum recession. The Somnowell treatment for Bruxism is made from chrome cobalt alloy and is impervious to wear from teeth grinding. The smooth polished chrome surfaces of the Somnowell allow the individual to rhythmically move their jaw during sleep without damaging the tooth enamel. The Somnowell provides relief to the jaw joint and facial muscles, and gives the gums and soft tissues a chance to heal and rest.

Snoring treatment

At least 30% of adults snore. Snoring can be a major factor in sleep disturbance and the stress that can result from it.

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What is Sleep Apnoea?

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is triggered by an increase in weight or a reduction in muscle tone.

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Temperomandibular Joint Disorder

Temperomandibular Joint Disorder  (TMJ) covers a range of conditions affecting the jaw joints and chewing muscles.

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Retention

After lengthy and costly orthodontic treatment, or restorative work, teeth retainers are provided to hold the newly adjusted teeth in position.

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