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Bruxism at K&R Dental

Do you clench or grind your teeth?

woman grimacing with jaw painView our brochure to learn about our treatment for bruxism.


Bruxism is a jaw disorder in which you clench or grind your teeth. It often occurs during sleep, and can cause significant damage to your teeth over time. While bruxism affects people of all ages, it’s most common in adults between the ages of 25 and 44 and affects nearly 30% of the population to some degree.

The main symptoms include grinding your teeth, clenching your jaw, clenching of facial muscles and a feeling of tightness in the jaw. If left untreated, bruxism can lead to headaches, jaw pain, sore gums, toothaches and worn-down enamel.

Fortunately, there are many non-invasive treatments available to help manage bruxism. Stress-reduction techniques, such as relaxation exercises and guided imagery, can be beneficial for some people. Additionally, medications that reduce muscle spasms can help with the clenching of the jaw muscles associated with bruxism.

For severe cases of bruxism, a dental fitted oral appliance may be recommended. In our practice, we use the advanced 3DS Protect. This is a custom-made mouthguard designed to fit snugly over your teeth, preventing them from grinding and providing protection against damage. Wearing an oral appliance during sleep can also help reduce headaches, jaw pain and toothaches associated with grinding.

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By properly managing the symptoms of bruxism through non-invasive treatments or a dental fitted oral appliance, you can protect your teeth and prevent further damage. With a little bit of care and attention, you can keep your teeth healthy and free from bruxism!

If you think you may be suffering from bruxism, contact K&R Dental to learn about the best options for you!

Asked Questions

How do I know if I grind?

At your next visit, we’ll have you fill out a self-assessment. We can go over the answers and look for signs within your own mouth. Care is easy to begin immediately.

Is the 3DS Protect comfortable?

Absolutely! Because it’s custom fit to your mouth, it won’t cause any irritation. It’s also made of a printed nylon material.

Will it stop headaches?

Yes. Tension headaches can be caused by clenching, and the custom fit oral appliance helps provide cushion between your teeth to stop them from rubbing together.


Bruxism Treatment Lavington, Albury NSW | (02) 6025 2222