Nobody is quite sure what causes bruxism, but it can sometimes be related to stress. Luckily treatment is usually quite straightforward and non-invasive and focuses on preventing your teeth from coming into contact so you can no longer clench and grind. We can provide you with a custom-made splint or nightguard to treat this condition.
A splint or nightguard is usually made from a thermoplastic material, and fits comfortably over your upper teeth, putting your jaw into a position where it is more relaxed. Some people may only need to wear their nightguard for a short while to help break the habit, but others could need to wear in the longer term. If you think you might be suffering from stress, then it can be helpful to try to reduce these levels.