Youngs Dental Practice looks closely at all the possible  causes of your problems and tries to prevent further issues. Clenching/Grinding/ Bruxism / TMD  are all terms used when discussing jaw problems and dental occlusion, which basically means the way you bite together.

Your dentist may have surprised you by saying that your dental problem(s) could be partly caused by clenching/grinding. We are finding an increasing number of our clients are being affected by this and are not aware as the damage is done at night when you are asleep.

You can often, but not always, wake up with toothache as you have been putting so much pressure on your teeth that it has damaged nerves endings. The damage can be so severe that the nerve can die off or you even split the tooth.

We also see a variety of problems such as toothache, broken teeth/fillings, sensitive teeth, and loose teeth as a result. In fact, many or all dental problems as well as other muscle problems can be caused by clenching/grinding. A number of other problems are closely associated with grinding such as earache/dizziness, aching back/shoulder/neck, headaches/migraines.

In some cases a simple appliance may help.

Young’s Dental Practice is delighted to be partnered with S4S which gives us access to a wide selection of services and products to help our clients who suffer from snoring or grinding complaints.

S4S is a specialist splint laboratory which provides whitening trays, sports mouth guards and a full range of fixed and removable Orthodontic appliances.

Thanks to their commitment to quality they have been awarded the industry kitemark – DAMAS.


SCi+ plus

The Sleep Clench Inhibitor plus  (SCi+®) Protects Your Smile Grinding & Clenching of Teeth causes many problems; The SCi+ appliance is a laboratory made version of the popular NTI-tss occlusal splint. Damage to your smile…

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The SCi+ Dual Arch Sliders are becoming very popular with Dentists who are familiar with the SCi (NTI) Therapeutic Protocol. The device works in the same way standard SCis do, they have the added benefit of leveling out and…

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The Michigan Splint was developed at Michigan University (USA) with the object of treating dysfunction of the TMJ muscle and to control bruxism.

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Decompression splints are made from soft vacuum formed material with specific design features, unlike standard soft bite raising appliances.

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The hard flat splint is constructed on the maxillary or mandibular arch . The splint is constructed to achieve balanced contacts with all opposing supporting teeth and incisal anterior teeth edges.

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Soft BRA’s (Bite Raising Appliances) are perhaps the most commonly prescribed splint for Bruxism and TMD. The soft guard will protect the teeth by separating and preventing them coming into…

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The B-Splint or Release appliance is a device that has become popular with dentists who are familiar with NTI-tss. The device aims to reduce muscle hyperactivity, in turn, reducing symptoms associated with clenching and …

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Nightguard is a term used to describe a device worn on the teeth at night to protect them from tooth grinding and clenching.  The S4S Nightguard is a device made with bi-laminate material, meaning it is soft on the fitting….

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The Gelb appliance was developed by Dr Harold Gelb in USA in the 1970’s. The appliance is always made for the lower jaw and usually incorporates a lingual bar and sometimes ball clasps to aid the retention. It is used to…

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The anterior repositioning splint is an appliance used on the top teeth and has a sloping ramp to encourage the bottom jaw to come forward in hope of recapturing an anteriorly displaced disc. The acrylic ramp…

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