Dr Mike Strives to incorporate technology into his dental practice that enhances the quality of dentistry offered to his patients.
According to the ADA 95% of Americans grind or clench their teeth and 20% of them are unaware that they even do this. Most of grinding and clenching also known as bruxism occurs at night. Bruxism is known to effect men and women differently. “Generally women tend to have more muscle tenderness, pain in the jaw, and associated headaches.” Whereas, “Men tend to exhibit more wear of their teeth, and bulkier muscles of their jaw.”
The effects grinding and clenching have on your teeth can lead to cracked teeth, pain, and even teeth loss. TMJ can be an extremely uncomfortable disorder of the jaw. Night guards and splints help in treating both TMJ and bruxism.
The following are some associated pains that come from bruxism and TMJ.
- Damaged teeth
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Jaw pain
- Tooth soreness
NTI’s are something anyone can afford!
We have a new state of the art Erkoform 3D system that can fabricate mouth guards and splints to personally fit each individual mouth. This system is basically a computerized vacuumed forming system used to make custom NTI’s. They aid in healing painful jaw fatigue caused by TMJ and bruxism. Please visit the link below to see just how the NTI can prevent and stop migraine headaches and other jaw pain.
Here in our office we offer two different types of Night Guards. We off a full coverage splint, and aslo a smaller one that rests on the front two teeth. Each individual is different in terms of which version is better for them. We can do a consult and advise which version is best for your indivudual case and why. Please contact us today and give your jaw some rest.