What causes nighttime teeth grinding?

January 2, 2009

Nighttime tooth grinding, or nocturnal bruxism is a massively destructive process of which you have very little control over.

Many sites our there tell you of ways to stop teeth grinding at night, and offer many different types of bite guards to help you stay in control of this problem. Allow me to lift all the dogma surrounding the process.

Bruxism CANNOT be stopped. It is controlled by a part of the brain over which we have no conscious or subconscious control. People who brux can apply 10 times the normal force to their teeth, and often results in accelerated tooth wear, regular breaking of teeth, filling which keep falling off, headaches and migraines.

Botox can help slightly but it does not reduce the forces enough and many experience continued symptoms, just not as severe. Also remember that the botox needs topping up every 4 months or so.

The condition is often poorly understood and a number of bite guards are made which either do nothing or compound the problem, and many websites offer unscientific advice and products.

The NTI device is specifically designed to dramatically reduce the amount of force you can apply during bruxism. Please note my careful choice of words; dramatically reduce NOT stop. Remember nothing can stop bruxism. This device has FDA approving as the best method for reducing tension headaches and migraines which are related to tooth grinding. The NTI reduces bite forces by over 60%, and there is no other product or treatment method which comes close, and believe me, I’ve read the research and used most of them, including botox.

If you or a loved one suffers from tooth grinding or an of the symptoms mentioned, call us now to see how we can help on 01302 325678


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