Bite Splint in San Diego
Bite splints for grinders and clenchers
If you or someone you know experiences severe tooth, jaw or facial muscle pain, it may be from the effects of grinding or clenching your teeth. The good news is that your dentist may be able to help by prescribing a custom-made Hard/Soft Bite Splint. An effective solution, bite splints offset the wearing down of your teeth.
A bite splint is a proactive step to protect your existing healthy teeth. A clear, thin removable device, your custom-made splint is worn over your lower or upper teeth as you sleep. Although it will first feel like a mouthful, you’ll get used to the feeling within a week.
Studies suggest those who grind and clench their teeth may experience up to 80 times the normal tooth wear per day compared to those who do not. The good news is that a simple bite splint can offset the effects of this often-subconscious habit while protecting your teeth from daily wear and tear.