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Bruxism Appliances, Splints, Nightguards – Why Would I Want One?

September 29, 2015

Bruxism Appliances, Splints, and Nightguards – What are they and why would I want one? See below for a good definition of bruxism and splints if you happen to be reading this and you have not yet heard these terms! What is an NTI Appliance? This small appliance shown below snaps firmly over the upper or lower anterior teeth preventing the teeth from touching and […]

The PROFORM Nightguard to Protect Your Teeth From Clenching and Grinding

December 29, 2014

Do the holidays have you clenching or grinding your teeth?  Too much fun with your in-laws? Or are you someone that just naturally clenches or grinds their teeth – especially at night when it is difficult to prevent this trauma from happening? Then you are likely to benefit from something like a PROFORM Nightguard! Clenching and grinding of the teeth is also known as bruxism.   […]

The NTI Appliance -What Is It For, Why Would I Want One?

September 16, 2014

Filed under: Appliances to Limit Habits,NTI,Removable Dental Appliances — Tags: — Dr Julie Gillis @ 2:25 pm

NTI – What is it? What is it for? and Why would I want one? This information brought to you from my treatment assistant, Karen The NTI – a very special splint! Do you suffer from headaches, clench or grind your teeth at night, wake up with sore jaw muscles? If so we can make you an appliance in our office called a Nociceptive Trigeminal Inhibitiion […]

What is Splint or Night Guard, and What Can It Do For My Jaw?

April 25, 2014

Filed under: Appliances to Limit Habits,Splint or Bruxism Appliance — Tags: — Dr Julie Gillis @ 6:23 pm

  The benefits of a bruxism appliance or splint/night guard: Teeth and dental work are protected from the grinding process – much cheaper to buy a splint than repair teeth Ideally the clenching and grinding habit is eliminated over time Jaw muscles can relax which can help reduce tension and pain The jaw joint or TMJ receives less damaging forces The bone associated with the […]