Grinding or clenching your teeth can permanently strain the jaw joint and jaw muscles. As a rule, crunching occurs during sleep or unconsciously during the day, especially with persistent stress. Due to the pressure and the rubbing, tooth enamel is removed over time.
In addition, pain occurs in the chewing muscles, which the person concerned perceives as a general, permanent headache.
These can radiate down to the neck and back muscles and cause TMJ problems. The forces that are developed in continuous presses are very large and should be absorbed to counteract the damage mentioned.
An effective therapy option is gnashing splints, which are mainly worn at night. The bite splints are made of plastic in the in-house laboratory and adapted so that after a short time the tension is reduced and, above all, nocturnal enamel abrasion can be prevented.