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Whilst we don’t recommend relying on these exercises solely to cure your bruxism, they can definitely assist with managing your grinding and clenching habits. So why not give them a go? Yawning Sound bizarre? Yawning up to 5-10 times in a row can help to reduce the tension built up in your jaws. As you yawn you stretch out your jaw muscles. Stretching and moving the jaw muscles will allow them to loosen up. But if you yawning to really make a difference ensure you are yawning repetitively and religiously. Massaging Massaging your face particularly around the jaw muscle will...

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Bruxism is the term given to excessive teeth grinding and clenching. This is not a normal oral function such as chewing or talking. Whilst the exact amount of people who grind is difficult to determine, several reports predict that around 8-31% of people will grind their teeth at some stage in their life. Bruxism can occur in two different forms; awake bruxism and sleep (nocturnal) bruxism. Typically the effects of awake bruxism will worsen as the day goes on and sleep bruxism effects will be felt upon waking up and in the morning, and continue to get better during the day. Short Term Effects: The short...

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We understand choosing the right guard for your grinding needs can be overwhelming. Which is why we have have designed this blog to help our customers choose the right guard. As many of us all know, the signs and symptoms of teeth grinding (also commonly referred to as bruxism) include the following; loud teeth grinding or clenching (being recognised by your bed partner); teeth that are flattened, fractured, chipped or loose; worn tooth enamel, exposing deeper layers of your tooth; increased tooth pain or sensitivity; tired or tight jaw muscles, or a locked jaw that won’t open or close completely; jaw, neck...

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Sleep bruxism as you can imagine can cause many issues for individuals in both the short and the long term. Often one of the biggest problems that occurs with people who suffer from sleep bruxism is that they are unable to identify that they are grinding or clenching during the night. Therefore, the effects of bruxism can cause significant damage to the teeth and be affecting one's well being without them realising. It’s important to pay attention to your body and note any changes, particularly in the teeth or any oral pain. To help identify whether you may be suffering...

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In case you missed it last week, the Channel 9 News team came down and shot some footage at our lab in Melbourne.It was for a segment on the prevalence of teeth grinding among Australians. The piece stated that many Australians unknowingly grind their teeth at night and until now the only option for a night guard has been to visit the dentist.Check the video out here:    

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