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TMD / Teeth Grinding

What is TMD and Teeth Grinding?

closeup young woman with tooth acheTemporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) refers to a condition that affects the jaw joint and surrounding muscles, causing pain and discomfort. One common symptom of TMD is teeth grinding, also known as bruxism. Teeth grinding occurs when you clench or grind your teeth together, often unconsciously, during sleep or while awake.

At Cure Dental, we’ve helped many patients just like you find relief from nighttime grinding and clenching with custom fit mouthguards to protect your smile.

Common Causes of TMD and Teeth Grinding

Several factors can contribute to the development of TMD and teeth grinding. Stress and anxiety are often major culprits, as they can lead to increased muscle tension in the jaw. Other potential causes include misaligned teeth, a faulty bite, missing teeth, or an injury to the jaw joint or surrounding muscles.

Who Can Benefit from TMD / Teeth Grinding Therapy?

Anyone experiencing symptoms such as jaw pain, headaches, facial soreness, earaches, or worn-down teeth may benefit from TMD therapy. Additionally, individuals who frequently wake up with a sore jaw or have been diagnosed with bruxism will find relief through specialised treatment.

The Importance of Custom-Fit Guards

Custom-fit guards play a crucial role in TMD therapy and teeth grinding management. These guards are designed to fit your unique mouth shape and provide a protective barrier between your upper and lower teeth. By wearing a guard, you can prevent excessive wear on your teeth, reduce muscle strain, and alleviate the associated pain and discomfort.

At Cure Dental, we use a high-tech intraoral scanner to fit the guard to your mouth perfectly. Our guards are made of a soft, comfortable inner shell while the outside remains durable for the toughest grinder. Best of all, our guards are designed to last for years!

Frequently Asked Questions about TMD and Night Guards

How do I know if I have TMD or teeth grinding?

If you experience symptoms like jaw pain, headaches, or worn-down teeth, it’s essential to consult with us as we can diagnose your condition accurately.

Are custom-fit guards comfortable to wear?

Yes, custom-fit guards are made specifically to fit your mouth, ensuring maximum comfort and effectiveness. They are designed with high-quality materials that provide a secure fit without causing any discomfort.

Can I purchase over-the-counter guards instead?

While over-the-counter guards are available, they do not offer the same level of protection and comfort as custom-fit guards. Over-the-counter options may be ill-fitting or less durable, compromising their effectiveness.

Will wearing a guard cure my TMD or teeth grinding?

While a custom-fit guard can alleviate symptoms and prevent further damage, it is not a cure for TMD or teeth grinding. Treatment plans may include other therapies, such as stress management techniques, physical therapy, or dental procedures, depending on the severity of your condition.

Take the First Step Towards Relief

Don’t let TMD and teeth grinding affect your quality of life. Cure Dental is here to help you find relief through personalised TMD therapy and custom-fit guards. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step towards a healthier, pain-free smile.


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TMD / Teeth Grinding in Parramatta NSW | (02) 9635 6888